Then, in the privacy of my own little cabin, she informed me that Ham and Em'ly were an orphan nephew and niece, whom my host had at different times adopted in their childhood, when they were left destitute: and that Mrs.
I was very sensible of my entertainer's goodness, and listened to the women's going to bed in another little crib like mine at the opposite end of the boat, and to him and Ham hanging up two hammocks for themselves on the hooks I had noticed in the roof, in a very luxurious state of mind, enhanced by my being sleepy.
But I wake when it blows, and tremble to think of Uncle Dan and Ham and believe I hear 'em crying out for help.
Peggotty smiled at us from behind his pipe, and Ham grinned all the evening and did nothing else.
Ham had been patching up a great pair of waterboots; and I, with little Em'ly by my side, had been reading to them.
Some time after he was in his hammock that night, I heard him myself repeat to Ham, 'Poor thing
I never hear the name, or read the name, of Yarmouth, but I am reminded of a certain Sunday morning on the beach, the bells ringing for church, little Em'ly leaning on my shoulder, Ham lazily dropping stones into the water, and the sun, away at sea, just breaking through the heavy mist, and showing us the ships, like their own shadows.