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without making a din. When they are going down the plank after emptying, each one yells out something heathenish to his pals in the barges, and when working together such as moving a gangway the ganger chants a few notes and his men respond by another tuneful wail. If a nigger slacked or otherwise incurred the wroth of the ganger he received a slash of a rope & most probably grimy tears would roll. Their wages would be a few coppers a day and they really did work like niggers. We finished coaling and sailed at

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