From this I concluded that a sail had been sighted—a slaver possibly.
She may be a slaver, and if so, I know not whether we should be better off than we now are.
For equipping a slaver, a fine of $20,000 and forfeiture of the ship.
The breeze was freshening, and the slaver made all sail away from the boat.
Still he was not the man to allow a slaver to pass him without attempting to capture her, inferior as he might be to her in force.
“You are known to be a slaver, and we have come to capture you,” answered Hemming, bluntly.
Sometimes a whaler, sometimes a cod fisher, sometimes a slaver.
And now the array of the enemy is but half a mile distant from the slaver's position.
"One never knows what is coming in these waters," said the slaver.
Of all calamities that occur in the voyage of a slaver, this is the most dreaded and unmanageable.