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Captain Brand of the "Centipede" A Pirate of Eminence in the West Indies: His Love and Exploits, Together with Some Account of the Singular Manner by Which He Departed This Life   By: (1819-1869)

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CAPTAIN BRAND, OF THE "CENTIPEDE."

A Pirate of Eminence in the West Indies: His Loves and Exploits,

Together with Some Account of the Singular Manner by Which He Departed This Life.

by

HARRY GRINGO, (H. A. WISE, U.S.N.),

Author of "Los Gringos," "Tales for the Marines," and "Scampavias."

"Our God and sailors we alike adore, In time of danger not before; The danger passed, both are alike requited: God is forgotten, and the sailor slighted."

With Illustrations.

[Illustration: CAPTAIN BRAND.]

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square. 1864.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty four, by Harper & Brothers, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE

Part I I. Spreading the Strands 5 II. Calm 7 III. High Noon 15 IV. Sunset 21 V. Darkness 24 VI. Danger 33 VII. The Meeting and Mourning 42 VIII. Captain Brand at Home 44 IX. Captain and Mate 53 X. An Old Spaniard with One Eye 61 XI. Conversation in Pockets and Sleeves 69 XII. Doctor and Priest 73 XIII. A Manly Fandango 79 XIV. A Pirates' Dinner 85 XV. Drowning a Mother to Murder a Daughter 92 XVI. Nuptials of the Girl with Dark Eyes 103 XVII. Doom of Doña Lucia 112 XVIII. End of the Banquet 119 XIX. Fandango on One Leg 122 XX. Business 133 XXI. Treasure 138 XXII. Pleasure 144 XXIII. Work 150 XXIV. Caught in a Net 154 XXV. The Mouse that Gnawed the Net 160 XXVI. The Hurricane 166 XXVII. The Virgin Mary 168 XXVIII. The Ark that Jack Built 173

Part II XXIX. Laying Up the Strands 179 XXX. Old Friends 186 XXXI. The Commander of the "Rosalie" 193 XXXII. A Splice Parted 198 XXXIII. The Blue Pennant in the Cabin 201 XXXIV. The Devil to Pay 203 XXXV. And the Pitch Hot 208 XXXVI. The Chase 214 XXXVII. The Wreck of the "Centipede" 220 XXXVIII. Vultures and Sharks 226 XXXIX. Escondido 231 XL. Paul Darcantel 236 XLI. Instinct and Wonder 243 XLII. Truth and Terror 247 XLIII... Continue reading book >>




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