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One evening, the fifth of April, being terrified with a dream, he aroused from sleep in so nice a fright that he couldn't relaxation in his mattress any further, nor even stay in his cabin; and he went upon deck approximately 4 o’clock within the morning super agitated. He instantly informed these upon the deck of the agonies of his brain, and the dream which occasioned it; during which he stated he had visible many stuff very lousy, and were warned through St Peter to repent, who instructed him his time was once brief. This he stated had significantly alarmed him, and he was resolute to change his lifestyles. humans mostly mock the fears of others after they are themselves in security; and a few of his shipmates who heard him simply laughed at him. even if, he made a vow that he by no means could drink robust liquors back; and he instantly acquired a mild, and gave away his sea-stores of liquor. and then, his agitation nonetheless carrying on with, he started to learn the scriptures, hoping to discover a few aid; and shortly afterwards he laid himself down back on his mattress, and endeavoured to compose himself to sleep, yet to no objective; his brain nonetheless carrying on with in a country of discomfort. through this time it used to be precisely part after seven within the morning; i used to be then below the part deck on the nice cabin door; and by surprise I heard the folks within the waist cry out such a lot fearfully – ‘The Lord have mercy upon us! we're all misplaced! The Lord have mercy upon us! ’ – Mr Mondle listening to the cries, instantly ran out of his cabin; and we have been immediately struck via the Lynne, a forty-gun send, Captain Clerk, which almost ran us down. This send had simply positioned approximately, and used to be through the wind, yet had now not bought complete head-way, or we needs to all have perished; for the wind used to be brisk. although, prior to Mr Mondle had acquired 4 steps from his cabin door, she struck our send, together with her cutwater, correct in the midst of his mattress and cabin, and ran it as much as the combings of the sector deck hatchway, and above 3 toes less than water, and in a minute there has been now not somewhat wooden to be visible the place Mr Mondle’s cabin stood; and he used to be so close to being killed, that many of the splinters tore his face. As Mr Mondle needs to unavoidably have perished from this twist of fate, had he no longer been alarmed within the very amazing method i've got comparable, i couldn't aid relating to this as an lousy interposition of windfall for his maintenance. the 2 ships for your time swinged along of one another; for ours being a fireship, our grappling-irons stuck the Lynne each method, and the yards and rigging went at an unbelievable price. Our send was once in one of these stunning that all of us concept she might immediately move down, and each one ran for his or her lives, and acquired in addition to they can on board the Lynne; yet our lieutenant being the aggressor, he by no means quitted the send. besides the fact that, after we discovered she didn't sink, instantly, the captain got here on board back and inspired our humans to come back and take a look at to save lots of her. a lot of them got here again, yet a few wouldn't enterprise. a number of the ships within the fleet, seeing our scenario, instantly despatched their boats to our suggestions; however it took us the full day to save lots of the send with all their support.