Prisoners of the Sea; A Romance of the Seventeenth Century

Prisoners of the Sea; A Romance of the Seventeenth Century

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...seemed to satisfy Goujet. "Now, I go," he added, "--I sleep; get you on deck and fetch Lock." Goujet immediately disappeared. He came back accompanied by the undersized man with the thick eyebrows, who had proposed to throw overboard the man who had so strangely claimed the command of the Rouge et Noir. " Where is he?" he asked in a hissing whisper, as he entered the cabin. "Asleep," replied Goujet, "--drunk," he added with a wink, producing as he spoke a black bottle and a brace of cups. " I plied him with this. Not a bad drink; try it, mate." "Drunk?" said the other smacking his lips after emptying his cup at a single gulp. " Ha! as good as dead then. We will drop him astern. Who is he to force himself among us? I'll be blessed if ever I clapped eyes on him afore. I say, mate, you know I'm cap'n, don't you? You'll stand up for me--hey? You shall be second in command as you are now; more'n that you couldn't hope to be. If Mateo gets it--the bloody scoundrel!--he'll make you walk the plank. He swears he will, ay--and torture you into the bargain; he hates you, --since you know when." And the speaker paused to pour himself another cup of the liquor. "I'm your friend, Goujet," he resumed whiningly. " Swelp me, I'm your friend, and if I'm cap'n, Mateo shan't touch a hair of your head. You shall do what you like with him; you shall hang him to the mast-head inside of an hour and no one to hinder.' Goujet gave a savage growl, like the beast of prey that he was. " That's all very well; but the other must be fixed first." "Ay! Goujet, my good friend, so he must! Shall we hock him and drop him overboard now he is drunk, or save him for a little sport to-morrow? Let us save him; 'twill be a pretty way for me to begin--ay! and a warning to any who think to...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666793X
  • 9781236667939