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THE YOUNG CAPTIVES:
A Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of John and William Doyley.
THE YOUNG CAPTIVES.
Here is a picture of a fine large English ship, called the _Charles
Eaton_, which was wrecked in the Southern Ocean. The crew, you see, have
made a raft of some of the spars and planks of the ship, and having all
got upon it, are about cutting loose from the wreck, with the hope that
they may reach one of the distant islands.
Poor men! they did indeed reach the island; but only to meet a more
dreadful death than that threatened them by the waves. Overcome with
fatigue and anxiety, they no sooner gained the shore, than they all,
captain, crew, and passengers, threw themselves on the earth, and soon
were fast asleep. In this helpless state, they were attacked by the
cruel and blood-thirsty savages who inhabited the island, and all
barbarously murdered, except two little boys, John and William Doyley.