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Horatio volunteered upon this service : he was lowered down at night from the
bedroom window by some sheets , plundered the tree , was drawn up with the
pears , and then distributed them among his schoolfellows without reserving any
One night , during the mid - watch , he stole from the ship with one of his
comrades , taking advantage of a rising fog , and set off over the ice in pursuit of a
bear . It was not long before they were missed . The fog thickened , and Capt .
... reflected from the white shoals , while the high woods , on both sides of the
river , were frequently so close , as to prevent any refreshing circulation of air ;
and during the night all were equally exposed to the heavy and unwholesome
The Hinchinbrook ' s complement consisted of two hundred men ; eighty - seven
took to their beds in one night ; and of the whole crew not more than ten survived
. The transports ' men all died , and some of the ships , having none left to take ...
Nelson had less responsibility here than at Bastia ; and was acting with a man
after his own heart , who was never . sparing of himself , and slept every night in
the advanced battery . But the service was not less hard than that of the former ...
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