Two Years Before The Mast A Personal Narrative Of Life At Sea By Richard Henry Dana, Jr.





























































































































 -   Our fresh
provisions were, of course, gone, and the captain had stopped our rice,
so that we had nothing but - Page 80
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Our Fresh Provisions Were, Of Course, Gone, And The Captain Had Stopped Our Rice, So That We Had Nothing But Salt Beef And Salt Pork Throughout The Week, With The Exception Of A Very Small Duff On Sunday.

This added to the discontent; and a thousand little things, daily and almost hourly occurring, which no one who

Has not himself been on a long and tedious voyage can conceive of or properly appreciate, - little wars and rumors of wars, - reports of things said in the cabin, - misunderstanding of words and looks, - apparent abuses, - brought us into a state in which everything seemed to go wrong. Every encroachment upon the time allowed for rest, appeared unnecessary. Every shifting of the studding-sails was only to "haze"(1) the crew.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1. Haze is a word of frequent use on board ship, and never, I believe, used elsewhere. It is very expressive to a sailor, and means to punish by hard work. Let an officer once say, "I'll haze you," and your fate is fixed. You will be "worked up," if you are not a better man than he is. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

In this midst of this state of things, my messmate S - - - and myself petitioned the captain for leave to shift our berths from the steerage, where we had previously lived, into the forecastle. This, to our delight, was granted, and we turned in to bunk and mess with the crew forward. We now began to feel like sailors, which we never fully did when we were in the steerage.

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