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The Pirate Woman   By: (1874-)

The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle

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[Illustration: Cover of All Story Weekly]

ALL STORY WEEKLY

VOL. XC

NUMBER 2

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1918

The Pirate Woman

by Captain Dingle

Author of "The Coolie Ship," "Steward of the Westward," etc.

[Transcriber's Note: This novel was originally serialized in four installments in All Story Weekly magazine from November 2, 1918, to November 23, 1918. The original breaks in the serial have been retained, but summaries of previous events preceding the second and third installments have been moved to the end of this e book. The Table of Contents which follows this note was created for this electronic edition.]

Table of Contents

November 2, 1918

I. THE CAVE OF TERRIBLE THINGS. 193 II. DOLORES RECEIVES HER DIADEM. 196 III. THE GROVE OF MYSTERY. 200 IV. THE PIRATES' BARBECUE. 203 V. MILO SIGHTS A SAIL. 206 VI. THE PARTY FROM THE YACHT. 209

November 9, 1918

VII. THE ATTACK ON THE FEU FOLLETTE. 466 VIII. DOLORES DELIVERS JUDGMENT. 469 IX. THE SULTANA DECIDES SEVERAL THINGS. 472 X. A REED SHAKEN BY THE WINDS OF PASSION. 475 XI. PASCHERETTE UNVEILS HER PURPOSE. 477 XII. SANCHO SETTLES HIS ACCOUNT. 480 XIII. DOLORES FLOATS THE FEU FOLLETTE. 488

November 16, 1918

XIV. YELLOW RUFE'S FINISH. 697 XV. THE FIRES OF THE FLESH. 701 XVI. PEARSE ENTERS THE CAVE OF ALADDIN. 704 XVII. THE TREASURE TEST. 707 XVIII. PASCHERETTE DEALS AGAIN. 711 XIX. WHILE VICTORY HANGS IN THE BALANCE. 715

November 23, 1918

XX. DOLORES DEMANDS A DECISION. 147 XXI. THE SLUMBERING SAVAGE. 150 XXII. THE FLIGHT OF THE FEU FOLLETTE. 153 XXIII. STUMPY FIRES THE MAGAZINE. 155 XXIV. MILO CROSSES THE BAR. 157 XXV. THE TOLL OF THE GODS. 159

The Pirate Woman

by Captain Dingle

Author of "The Coolie Ship," "Steward of the Westward," etc.

CHAPTER I.

THE CAVE OF TERRIBLE THINGS.

A great unrest brooded over mountain and forest; the blue Caribbean lay hushed and glaring, as if held in leash by a power greater than that which ordered its daily ebb and flow.

Men moved or stood beneath the trees on the cliffside in attitudes of supreme awe or growing uneasiness, according to their kind: for among them were numbered Spaniard and Briton, creole and mulatto, Carib and octoroon, with coal black negroes enough to outnumber all the rest and it was upon these last that profound awe sat oppressively.

Apart, followed by a hundred furtive eyes, Dolores, daughter of Red Jabez, ranged back and forth before the mighty rock portals of the Cave of Terrible Things, like some magnificent tigress hedged with foes. Beyond those portals Red Jabez, Sultan of pirates, arbiter of life and death over the motley community, lay at grips with the grim specter to whom he had consigned scores far more readily than he now yielded up his own red stained soul. Red Jabez was dying a death as hard as his lurid life had been.

Beyond those rock portals none save Jabez and Milo, the herculean Abyssinian slave, had ever passed. Dolores, next in line, was in ignorance as deep as her meanest slave, concerning what lay beyond the great mass of rock which formed the door, and which Milo alone could move. She knew, as did every one, that the great chamber of Red Jabez held some vast mystery; she suspected, as did the rest, that it concealed wealth beyond dreams; deep down in her soul she hoped that inviolate chamber held for her the means of emancipation; but of this hope, none knew save herself. For Queen of Night though the white men called her, Sultana though she was named with fear and submission by the blacks, though her power was second only to that of Red Jabez, and barely less than his, a canker gnawed at the heart of Dolores, the canker of a suspicion that her power was but a paltry power, her freedom but a caged freedom... Continue reading book >>




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