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A five-day period of calm intensified suffering. On August 17, the  San Dominick  arrived at Santa  Maria, casting anchor very near Delano's ship. By six o'clock the next morning, to conceal their  rebellion from Delano, Babo ordered the skeleton covered with canvas, then arranged the blacks in  abject postures about the deck as though Cereno were still in charge. By seven thirty, Delano  boarded. Babo, pretending to be a caring, obedient servant, remained near Cereno and directed him  to seek information about the crew and arms of the  Bachelor's Delight  so that the Ashantis could  capture it. The deposition continues, concluding with a description of the boarding battle, which ended at  midnight, and Delano constraining Spanish sailors from committing atrocities against the captured  blacks.
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