Upon entering the place I found a number of young seamen gathered abou table, examining by a dim light divers specimens of SKRIMSHANDER. ought the landlord, and telling him I desired to be accommodated with oom, received for answer that his house was full--not a bed unoccupiedBut avast," he added, tapping his forehead, "you haint no objectiono sharing a harpooneer's blanket, have ye? I s'pose you are goin-whalin', so you'd better get used to that sort of thing."

I told him that I never liked to sleep two in a bed; that if I shoulver do so, it would depend upon who the harpooneer might be, anhat if he (the landlord) really had no other place for me, and tharpooneer was not decidedly objectionable, why rather than wandeurther about a strange town on so bitter a night, I would put up withe half of any decent man's blanket.

"I thought so. All right; take a seat. Supper?--you want supperupper'll be ready directly."