40 EARLY LIFE. had, went to the cabin, and confessed to the captain by making motions with my hands and shoulders, beg­ging him to take the money for the lost spoon. To my great surprise he smiled at me and refused to take it from me. And here I must not fail to mention the name of the captain who so kindly offered to take me to China at the risk of losing his vessel, viz. : Captain "\Villiam T. Savory, a citizen of Salem, Mass. At Shanghai I was transferred to another American ship called 'Vild Rover, commanded by Captain Horace S. Taylor, a native of Chatham, Mass. As Captain Sa­vory was obliged to go back to Japan in the same vessel, he requested Captain Taylor to take charge of me. "A few days after I came to the ship Wild Rover I presented my long sword to the captain, requesting him to take me to the United States, and I agreed to work out my passage without pay. So I began to work in his cabin. Not being able to call me by my Japanese name, the eaptain gave me a 'new name,' Joe. Hence my American parents called me Joseph. The ship remained in Shanghai until the first part of September, then sailed to Foochoo for lumber, to be brought to the former port again. Then she went to Hongkong, and from there to Saigon, where she took a cargo of rice for Hongkong. While there I wanted to buy a copy of the Chinese New Testament, but found that my ,Japanese money would not pass there. So I requested the captain to buy my small sword for eight dollars. Some time after I obtained that money, the captain gave me permission to go on shore with the Chinese steward to get a sight of the city. Then I had a fine chance to purchase a copy of the New Testament in a Chinese bookstore. Soon after the