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On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.   By: (1878-1967)

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[Illustration: CAPTAIN WILLIAM DAMPIER]

ON THE SPANISH MAIN

OR, SOME ENGLISH FORAYS ON THE ISTHMUS OF DARIEN. WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE BUCCANEERS AND A SHORT ACCOUNT OF OLD TIME SHIPS AND SAILORS

BY

JOHN MASEFIELD

WITH TWENTY TWO ILLUSTRATIONS AND A MAP

METHUEN & CO. 36 ESSEX STREET W.C. LONDON

First Published in 1906

THE RIVERSIDE PRESS LIMITED, EDINBURGH.

TO

JACK B. YEATS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I PAGE DRAKE'S VOYAGE TO THE WEST INDIES 1 His quarrel with the Spaniards His preliminary raids His landfall The secret harbour

CHAPTER II

THE ATTACK ON NOMBRE DE DIOS 15 The treasure of the Indies The Bastimentos A Spanish herald

CHAPTER III

THE CRUISE OFF THE MAIN 26 The secret haven The cruise of the pinnaces Cartagena Death of John Drake

CHAPTER IV

THE ROAD TO PANAMA 55 The Maroons The native city The great tree Panama The silver train The failure Venta Cruz

CHAPTER V

BACK TO THE MAIN BODY 74 The treasure train The spoil Captain Tetû hurt

CHAPTER VI

THE ADVENTURE OF THE RAFT 88 Drake's voyage to the Catives Homeward bound The interrupted sermon

CHAPTER VII

JOHN OXENHAM 98 The voyage His pinnace Into the South Sea Disaster His unhappy end

CHAPTER VIII

THE SPANISH RULE IN HISPANIOLA 106 Rise of the Buccaneers The hunters of the wild bulls Tortuga Buccaneer politics Buccaneer customs

CHAPTER IX

BUCCANEER CUSTOMS 129 Mansvelt and Morgan Morgan's raid on Cuba Puerto del Principe

CHAPTER X

THE SACK OF PORTO BELLO 148 The Gulf of Maracaibo Morgan's escape from the Spaniards

CHAPTER XI

MORGAN'S GREAT RAID 168 Chagres castle Across the isthmus Sufferings of the Buccaneers Venta Cruz Old Panama

CHAPTER XII

THE SACK OF PANAMA 197 The burning of the city Buccaneer excesses An abortive mutiny Home Morgan's defection

CHAPTER XIII

CAPTAIN DAMPIER 218 Campeachy Logwood cutting The march to Santa Maria

CHAPTER XIV

THE BATTLE OF PERICO 245 Arica The South Sea cruise

CHAPTER XV

ACROSS THE ISTHMUS 276 The way home Sufferings and adventures

CHAPTER XVI

SHIPS AND RIGS 291 Pavesses Top arming Banners Boats

CHAPTER XVII

GUNS AND GUNNERS 298 Breech loaders Cartridges Powder The gunner's art

CHAPTER XVIII

THE SHIP'S COMPANY 311 Captain Master Lieutenant Warrant officers Duties... Continue reading book >>




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