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…that was when he set me to make a pudden, for because our cook was hurted. I done my uttermost, but she all fetched adrift like in the bag, an’ the more I biled the bits of her, the less she favoured any fashion o’ pudden. Moon he chawed and chammed his piece, and Frankie chawed and chammed his’n, and—no words to it—he took me by the ear an’ walked me out over the bow-end, an’ him an’ Moon hove the pudden at me on the bowsprit gub by gub, something cruel hard!’


This is from “Simple Simon” in Rewards and Fairies.

Simon Cheyneys, ship-builder of Rye Port, is telling Dan and Una how, as a boy, he shipped aboard Francis Drake’s ship in the channel, rescuing refungees from the Low Countries. Later they hear of the fight against the Spanish Armada.