Burns who was pleading with me anxiously not to leave him behind; while I could only return him but doubtful answers.
Burns, while still acting captain, had hastened to sign a charter-party which in an ideal world without guile would have been an excellent document.
Burns, to whom I imparted my fears, chose to take great umbrage at them.
Burns gave up and went to bed in a raging fever without saying a word to anybody.
Burns told me that he was the best seaman in the ship, I ex- pressed my surprise that in his earliest prime and of such appearance he should sign on as cook on board a ship.
Burns," I said quietly, duly smiling at him; and the trap drove off to a sort of sanatorium, a pavilion of bricks which the doctor had in the grounds of his residence.
Burns," I cried, very much discomposed, "what on earth are you talking about?
Burns he sat down by my side, and, laying his hand on my knee amicably, begged me to think what it was I was exposing myself to.
I had a vision so vivid of poor Burns in his exhaustion, helplessness, and anguish, that it moved me more than the reality I had come away from only an hour before.
Burns ap- peared at the gangway carried on a stretcher, the doctor himself walked by its side.
Burns, carried across the quarter-deck, had the appearance of being absolutely lifeless.
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as much material as land-clearing fires: the worldwide burning of agricultural waste left over after harvest, and the annual burning of grasslands in Africa, South America, Australia and elsewhere to improve grazing.