At last, in the exigency to which I was reduced, I proposed to Toby that he should endeavour
to go round to Nukuheva, and if he could not succeed in returning to the valley by water, in one of the boats of the squadron, and taking me off, he might at least procure me some proper medicines, and effect his return overland.
But these are not thoughts befitting me; I will endeavour
to resign myself cheerfully to death and will indulge a hope of meeting you in another world.
For which reason others endeavour
to procure other riches and other property, and rightly, for there are other riches and property in nature; and these are the proper objects of economy: while trade only procures money, not by all means, but by the exchange of it, and for that purpose it is this which it is chiefly employed about, for money is the first principle and the end of trade; nor are there any bounds to be set to what is thereby acquired.
On the contrary, I declare, that to recommend goodness and innocence hath been my sincere endeavour
in this history.
But, at the same time, if any honest reader shall have derived more pain than pleasure from its perusal, and have closed the last volume with a disagreeable impression on his mind, I humbly crave his pardon, for such was far from my intention; and I will endeavour
to do better another time, for I love to give innocent pleasure.
In return, Endeavour
has granted Capstone the right to explore and mine for base metals below the elevation of 2,000 masl on the Endeavours