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every minute. Soon we were past the high lands and bowling
beside low, sandy country, sparsely dotted with dwarf pines, and
soon we were beyond that again and had turned the corner of the
rocky hill that ends the island on the north.

I was greatly elated with my new command, and pleased with
the bright, sunshiny weather and these different prospects of the
coast. I had now plenty of water and good things to eat, and my
conscience, which had smitten me hard for my desertion, was
quieted by the great conquest I had made. I should, I think, have
had nothing left me to desire but for the eyes of the coxswain as
they followed me derisively about the deck and the odd smile that
appeared continually on his face. It was a smile that had in it
something both of pain and weakness--a haggard old manís smile;
but there was, besides that, a grain of derision, a shadow of
treachery, in his expression as he craftily watched, and watched,
and watched me at my work.


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