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I was beginning to think that the skipper was remaining below rather a long time, and was drawing the most disquieting conclusions from the circumstance, when one of the crew- a man whom I recognised as Owen Lloyd, generally known among his messmates as" Welshy- came aft and entered the little house abaft the main hatch, where Bainbridge and I had our lodging.
- Turned Adrift by
We are driven to New Zealand to be shot out over there- Scarce a shillin' in our pockets, nor a decent rag to wear, With the everlastin' worry lest we don't get into graft- There is little left to land for if you cannot travel aft; No anxiety abaft They have stuff to land with, aft- Oh, there's little left to land for if you cannot travel aft; But it's grand at sea this mornin', an' Creation almost speaks, Sailin' past the Bay of Islands with its pinnacles an' peaks, With the sunny haze all round us an' the white- caps on the blue, An' the orphan rocks an' breakers- Oh, it's glorious sailin' through!
- In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by