Excerpt from Soldier Rigdale How He Sailed in the Mayflower and How He Served Miles Standish Did you see a goose, all roasted, ying for your mouth? Francis Billington called from the waist of the ship, where he perched jauntily upon the bulwark. Sauntering from his place near the companion way, Miles halted beside the speaker; not that he had a great liking for Francis Billington, but he was a sociable lad, who must talk to some one, and, as the bleak air had driven the women and children into the great cabin, while the men were absent, the leaders conferring in the roundhouse and the lesser men seeking firewood on shore, – he could for the moment find no comrade save young Bil lingtou. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.