The Imposter; A Tale of Old Annapolis

The Imposter; A Tale of Old Annapolis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...many seas and encountered many ships, and they all paid toll. I am sorry we have not aboard all that we gathered--of gold and silver, jewels and women. It is a rare' life, skipper, a rare life! Sometime, the fever may catch you, and, then, hey for the Jolly Roger, and farewell to the merchantman." " Bosh! You are talking to hear yourself talk, Long-Sword," said J amison. " Your end is going to be enough to keep me straight, even if I want to go wrong. No Jolly Roger for mine, thank God! Sometimes, it pays almost as well to catch a pirate as to be one." "It pays better in this case," said Brandon, laughing. " What is the reward for me?" He saw his friend's fingers steal in to the skipper's breeches pocket--and come out empty. " A thousand guineas!--oh, you are rated high in the profession--right at the top! I calculate, with my share of the prize money and the reward, to settle down in Annapolis, and cruise no more." (Parkington crossed the cabin, idly, to the other side, then stopped close by J amison.) " Of course, I'll have my barge, and a couple of blacks to row it, and a small schooner to sail the Bay, just to keep my hand and voice in. Oh! it's lucky for me, that I came up the Patuxent this morning, and didn't delay along the Coast until noon!" (The skipper was standing with his thumbs under his armpits, his chest thrown out, his head in the air--his pockets invitingly open.) " Honesty gains its own reward," said Parkington, slyly slipping in his hand. " Captain Jamison will be an honored citizen of Annapolis, while you, Long-Sword, will be nothing but a bloody memory." (The hand came out, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853253
  • 9781236853257