Tramp,my lad

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waiphyo

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singapore
The captain Alexander Smollett says to Long John Silver:
'Your ship's in irons, Master Silver; you're on a lee shore, and so you'll find. I stand here and tell you so; and they're the last good words you'll get from me, for in the name of heaven, I'll put a bullet in your back when next I meet you. Tramp, my lad. Bundle out of this, please, hand over hand, and double quick.'
What does last sentence mean?

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  • dojibear

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    English - Northeast US
    Based on the character's name (Alexander Smollett) this looks like a quote from the 1883 novel Treasure Island. The forum expects you to list the source (the book name) in your post.

    Tramp, my lad. Bundle out of this, please, hand over hand, and double quick."
    (What does last sentence mean?)
    This is not modern English. I don't understand it. But some other forum members may understand it -- especially ones from the UK, since the author (Robert Louis Stevenson) was Scottish.
     
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