Manning was forced to strip and remain on a suicide-risk regime against the recommendations of brig mental-health professionals.
One of the owners had come round in the brig, but he had landed and taken a post-chaise back towards London.
The brig sailed, however, and stood across the Atlantic, as if in good earnest.
And, in a few minutes, a boat put off from the Spanish brig, and the boat was filled with men.
The brig loaded with cocao, in bulk, at Guayaquil, and sailed for Cadiz.
“So do I,” agreed Leslie, as a somewhat fresher puff took the brig and caused the spars to buckle still more ominously.
At this time the brig minded her helm, and fell off, coming under command.
Yon river is called p. 44the Tweed; and yonder, over the brig, is Scotland.
He threw him ower the brig of Ayr into the water, and he was drowned.
With neatness and dispatch he guided the brig across the dangerous waters of the Atlantic and into her haven.