There was nothing to drink on the Sophie Sutherland, and we had fifty-one days of glorious sailing, taking the southern passage in the north-east trades to Bonin Islands.
Those fifty-one days of fine sailing and intense sobriety had put me in splendid fettle.
The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one
cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.
There were, we learn, fifty-one
persons in all on board the ship.
From Cuba to California, out of scores of jails, military prisons, and fortresses, in a single night, we delivered fifty-one
of our fifty-two Congressmen, and in addition over three hundred other leaders.
Now, of two hundred and fifty-one
members who composed the parliament, there were one hundred and ninety-one who were in the way and might have upset his political wagon.
It was noon; and solar observations gave nineteen degrees thirty-five minutes east longitude, and six degrees fifty-one
minutes north latitude, or nearly five hundred miles from Lake Tchad, and more than four hundred miles from the western coast of Africa.
The accused replied that his name was Jacques Michel Bonacieux, that he was fifty-one
years old, a retired mercer, and lived Rue des Fossoyeurs, No.
Their whole route by land and water from that point had been, according to their computation, seventeen hundred and fifty-one
miles, in the course of which they had endured all kinds of hardships.
"I only meant that I am fifty-one
, and that to me both of you--Read it all in some book or other; I cannot put things clearly."
"But there were the two weeks I lost, with influenza, and the one week from a confounded pleurisy, so that I emerged from that place of the living dead with but one hundred and fifty-one
dollars and fifty cents."
He instanced a snake, the cast skin of which, deep purple in color, was fifty-one
feet in length, and mentioned a white creature, supposed to be mammalian, which gave forth well-marked phosphorescence in the darkness; also a large black moth, the bite of which was supposed by the Indians to be highly poisonous.