The Pirates' Hoard

The Pirates' Hoard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...out of his hidingplace unobserved, he went aft. On his way he was obliged to pass the cook's galley, and as the light from the fire disclosed him to the view of a number of men he was at once hailed. But making no reply, he hurried in the direction of the officers' cabins, and descending a few steps, knocked at the door of the largest of them. A gruff voice gave him permission to enter. He turned the handle, and found himself in the presence of the "one-eared man I" CHAPTER XVI. KNIGHTS IN COUNCIL. THE worthy Knights of the Channel had not allowed the grass to grow under their feet in regard to the disappearance of their comrade, Aylward Fleming. It was quite sufficient for them that one of their number had been unjustly dealt with, to have ensured swift and adequate retribution on their part. But in this case the offence was aggravated by the fact that the missing youth was perhaps the most popular and best beloved of the whole band. Had he not time after time ably championed their cause? had he not more than once even risked his life in carrying out their just decrees? Besides, the elder knights reflected that he was the son of their old comrade, himself highly respected as one of their most active members. No, it would never do for their honour and reputation to let the matter go unsifted. The offender, whoever he was, must be seized and tried, and if found guilty, punished in a sure and salutary fashion. Further, they had reason to believe that the offender was a man whom they had especial cause for disliking. Many times had they suspected him of offences against their order, but he was so wily a character that they had never succeeded in absolutely attaching any guilty acts to him. This man also dealt largely in nefarious...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634004
  • 9781236634009