Damned Journal 4
I sailed the seas for many years, but I never experienced true cruelty till I set foot within these walls. The Spanish soldiers mete out punishments at their pleasure. I have seen men flogged for a sideways glance an my own fate was sealed by speaking out when they beat a boy no older than ten. I will take all that they can mete out gladly, knowing that I have bought his freedom with my life. For as long as he is free to sail the seas, never shall I die.