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for all that they felt that Billy was a sort of man as incapable of mutiny as of wilful murder. They recalled the fresh young image of the Handsome Sailor, that face never deformed by a sneer or subtler vile freak of the heart within. This impression of him was doutless deepened by the fact that he was gone , and in a measure mysteriously gone. On the gun decks of the Indomitable" The general estimate of his nature and its unconscious simplicity eventually found rude utterance from one of his own watch another foretopmen gifted , as some sailors are, with an artless poetic temperament . He tarry hand made some lines which after circulatingamong the shipboard crews for a while, finally got rudely printed as a ballad. The title given to it was the sailor's. Billy in the Darbies