An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period Volume 10
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...all obliged to repose on the fands. One of them humanely recollecting the fituation of their comrade, who was unable to proceed, went back to the spot where he had been left, in hopes os recovering him; but the unhappy man was not to be found; and, as he had nothing to shelter or protect him, it was concluded, that he had fallen a prey to the wild beasts., With the first approach of day they resumed their journey. Their fituation was now more deplorable than ever. For many hours they had not been able to procure a drop of fresh water; the glands of their throats and mouths became much much swollen; and, in the extremity of thirst, the/ were induced to swallow their own urine. This was the crisis of calamity. The misery they now underwent is (hocking to relate. For two days they had existed without food or water; and the steward, whose benevolence ought to immortalize his memory, now followed his little favourite into another world. In short, to such a state of want and weakness were they now reduced, that death was stripped of all its terrors. In traversing the sea-coast, they sound part of a silh, which afforded about a mouthful to each; but the want of water was much more severely felt than that of food. Next morning, two more of the party were reduced to the most languishing state; one of whom, unable to proceed a step farther, laid himself down; and his companions, destitute of all means of assisting him, took an affectionate leave, aud left him to expire. Towards evening, on reaching a deep gully, where there was, at sirst, the-prospect of sinding some water, they found another of the Grosvenor's crew, who had reached this spot, lying dead, with his right hand cut off at the wrist. We are told, thaf his companions recollected it had been the common...
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