Don't tell me it's that damned Dutchman don't pitch me that old Vanderdecken tale give me an easy one first, something about a sea-serpent.... You did hear that bell, didn't you?" "Shut up a minute listen " Again Bligh's voice was lifted up. "This is the cov'nant that I make: From henceforth nevermore Will I again the world destroy With water, as before."
Re-assured and comforted, Ruth sang, "To each the cov'nant blood apply," thinking of her sister's words, and feeling already His help. The New Year's hymn was sung, friends looked into each other's faces with words of cheer, and then separated. They went their ways to carry out their purposes, and with them went Ruth and Agnes. The girls were orphans.