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“Doctor,” said the captain, “you are smart. When I came in here
I meant to get discharged. I had no thought that Mr. Trelawney
would hear a word.”

“No more I would,” cried the squire. “Had Livesey not been
here I should have seen you to the deuce. As it is, I have heard
you. I will do as you desire, but I think the worse of you.”

“That’s as you please, sir,” said the captain. “You’ll find I do my

And with that he took his leave.
“Trelawney,” said the doctor, “contrary to all my notions, I
believed you have managed to get two honest men on board with
you--that man and John Silver.”

“Silver, if you like,” cried the squire; “but as for that intolerable
humbug, I declare I think his conduct unmanly, unsailorly, and
downright un-English.”

“Well,” says the doctor, “we shall see.”
When we came on deck, the men had begun already to take out
the arms and powder, yo-ho-ing at their work, while the captain
and Mr. Arrow stood by superintending.

The new arrangement was quite to my liking. The whole
schooner had been overhauled; six berths had been made astern
out of what had been the after-part of the main hold; and this set
of cabins was only joined to the galley and forecastle by a sparred
passage on the port side. It had been originally meant that the
captain, Mr. Arrow, Hunter, Joyce, the doctor, and the squire were
to occupy these six berths. Now Redruth and I were to get two of
them and Mr. Arrow and the captain were to sleep on deck in the
companion, which had been enlarged on each side till you might
almost have called it a round-house. Very low it was still, of course;

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