The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer
"[...] The days of mourning were barely over when difficulties arose. The faith left behind by the old saint was extremely good, and even beautiful, but it was not at all adapted to one who occasionally robbed a neighbour's hen-roost. Indeed, it was not at all fitted for one who followed the profession of a bold Buccaneer. It was a trifle hard to sell all that he had and give it to the poor, who might be a lazy lot of skulking rascals. Then who could expect to get on in this world, if, when one cheek was struck he turned the other? Beautiful, yes, but not practical. If our fighting Buccaneer did this sort of thing, every daw from the mainland would invade the nest of the eagle, and peck him to death, and suck his eggs. Then the command not to lay up riches upon earth; and to live in peace and charity with all men. This was all very well, but then when you are[...]."
- Paperback | 232 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
- 25 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white