Cholera and yellow jack or strange hunger-fevers cut wide swaths of death again and again among the helpless people.
That is to say,” he added, “if yellow jack has not got a grip of me in the meantime.
I promised to return with the first frost; for this usually kills “yellow jack.”
At last “yellow jack” was thundered out loud enough to awake his victims from the palisades.
He'd be glad to get her if she had yellow jack aboard, an' if he's caught with her he'll have to do the explainin'.
That fever, “yellow jack” as we used to call it, is truly one of the most dreadful scourges of the West Indies.
Now if we could meet an enemy, and have a good warm engagement, we should soon put yellow jack and him to flight together.
We must not forget poor Molly—how nobly she braved yellow jack himself when the sick wanted her aid!
And right then they were dying forty a day in Guayaquil of yellow jack.
All sailors and travellers in southern countries have to meet with the scourge, the sailors calling it familiarly "yellow jack."