With that he hoisted his foresail, and set his course for Coricao;
which the rest perceiving with sorrowful hearts in respect of the weak
pinnace, yet desirous to follow their Captain, consented to take the
We had not sailed past three leagues, but we had espied a sail plying
to the Westward, with her two courses, to our great joy: who vowed
together, that we would have her, or else it should cost us dear.
Bearing with her, we found her to be a Spanish ship of above 90 tons,
which being wheaved [waved] amain by us, despised our summons, and shot
off her ordnance at us.
The sea went very high, so that it was not for us to attempt to board
her, and therefore we made fit small sail to attend upon her, and keep
her company to her small content, till fairer weather might lay the
sea. We spent not past two hours in our attendance, till it pleased God,
after a great shower, to send us a reasonable calm, so that we might
use our pieces [i. e., bases] and approach her at pleasure, in such sort
that in short time we had taken her; finding her laden with victuals
well powdered [salted] and dried: which at that present we received as
sent us of God's great mercy.