Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires

By Edgar Allan Poe

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quart seulement de cette liqueur dont vient de parler Votre
Majesté. Pour ne rien dire de toutes les marchandises que nous avons
chargées à notre bord dans la matinée en matière de lest, et sans
mentionner les diverses ales et liqueurs que nous avons embarquées ce
soir dans différents ports, j'ai, pour le moment, une forte cargaison de
_humming-stuff_, prise et _dûment payée_ à l'enseigne du _Joyeux Loup de
mer_. Votre Majesté voudra donc bien être assez gracieuse pour prendre
la bonne volonté pour le fait; car je ne puis ni ne veux en aucune façon
avaler une goutte de plus, encore moins une goutte de cette vilaine eau
de cale qui répond au salut de _black-strap_.

--Amarre ça!--interrompit Tarpaulin, non moins étonné de la longueur du
speech de son camarade que de la nature de son refus.--Amarre ça,
matelot d'eau douce!--Lâcheras-tu bientôt le crachoir, que je dis, Legs!
Ma coque est encore légère, bien que toi, je le confesse, tu me
paraisses un peu trop chargé par le haut; et quand à ta part de
cargaison, eh bien! plutôt que de faire lever un grain, je trouverai
pour elle de la place à mon bord, mais...

--Cet arrangement,--interrompit le président,--est en complet désaccord
avec les termes de la sentence, ou condamnation, qui de sa nature est
médique, incommutable et sans appel. Les conditions que nous avons
imposées seront remplies à la lettre, et cela sans une minute
d'hésitation,--faute de quoi nous décrétons que vous serez attachés
ensemble par le cou et les talons, et dûment noyés comme rebelles dans
la pièce de _bière d'Octobre_ que voilà!

--Voilà une sentence! Quelle sentence!--Équitable, judicieuse
sentence!--Un glorieux décret!--Une très-digne, très-irréprochable et
très-sainte condamnation!--crièrent à la fois tous les membres de la
famille Peste. Le roi fit jouer son front en innombrables rides; le
vieux petit homme goutteux souffla comme un soufflet; la dame au linceul
de linon fit onduler son nez à droite et à gauche; le gentleman au
caleçon convulsa ses oreilles; la dame au suaire ouvrit la gueule comme
un poisson à l'agonie; et l'homme à la bière d'acajou parut encore plus
raide et roula ses yeux vers le plafond.

--Hou! hou!--fit Tarpaulin, s'épanouissant de rire, sans prendre garde à
l'agitation générale.--Hou! hou! hou!--Hou! hou! hou!--je disais, quand
M. le Roi Peste est venu fourrer son épissoir, que, pour quant à la
question de deux ou trois gallons de _black-strap_ de plus ou de moins,
c'était une bagatelle pour un bon et solide bateau comme moi, quand il
n'était pas trop chargé,--mais quand il s'agit de boire à la santé du
Diable (que Dieu puisse absoudre) et de me

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