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Stolen Treasure   By: (1853-1911)

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Stolen Treasure by Howard Pyle is a captivating adventure novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey through the high seas. Set in the 17th century, the story follows the daring escapades of a young man named Jack Rutgers, who finds himself entangled in a dangerous world of piracy and treasure hunting.

Pyle's masterful storytelling immediately pulls readers into the narrative, with his vivid descriptions bringing the colonial era to life. The author's attention to detail is impeccable, painting a rich and authentic picture of the time period. From the bustling ports and chaotic taverns to the treacherous sea voyages, every scene is meticulously crafted, transporting readers back in time.

The character development in Stolen Treasure is commendable, with Jack Rutgers at the center of the plot. Jack's evolution from a naive young man to a skilled and resourceful pirate is both compelling and believable. Pyle does an excellent job of capturing Jack's internal struggles and moral dilemmas, making him a relatable and complex protagonist.

Alongside Jack, Pyle introduces a range of intriguing characters, each with their own unique personalities and motivations. From the cunning pirate captain to the enigmatic treasure mapmaker, the supporting cast adds depth and flavor to the narrative. Their interactions and relationships are captivating, creating an engaging dynamic throughout the story.

One of the standout aspects of this novel is Pyle's ability to create heart-pounding action sequences. From thrilling swordfights to epic sea battles, the book is filled with adrenaline-fueled moments that keep readers on the edge of their seats. Pyle's prose is fast-paced and gripping, allowing the narrative to flow effortlessly.

Additionally, Stolen Treasure explores themes of loyalty, honor, and the pursuit of one's dreams. Pyle delves into the complexities of human nature, showcasing the choices characters make when faced with difficult situations. This adds an extra layer of depth to the story, making it more than just a thrilling adventure novel.

Overall, Stolen Treasure is a mesmerizing tale of adventure, with its mix of historical accuracy, compelling characters, and thrilling plot. Howard Pyle's skillful storytelling and attention to detail create an immersive reading experience that will captivate both young and adult readers alike. If you're a fan of swashbuckling adventures on the high seas, this book is an absolute must-read.

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STOLEN TREASURE

BY

HOWARD PYLE

Author of "Men of Iron" "Twilight Land" "The Wonder Clock" "Pepper and Salt"

ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR

MCMVII

CONTENTS

I. WITH THE BUCCANEERS

II. TOM CHIST AND THE TREASURE BOX

III. THE GHOST OF CAPTAIN BRAND

IV. THE DEVIL AT NEW HOPE

ILLUSTRATIONS

"'I'VE KEPT MY EARS OPEN TO ALL YOUR DOINGS'"

"THIS FIGURE OF WAR OUR HERO ASKED TO STEP ASIDE WITH HIM"

"OUR HERO, LEAPING TO THE WHEEL, SEIZED THE FLYING SPOKES"

"SHE AND MASTER HARRY WOULD SPEND HOURS TOGETHER"

"'... AND TWENTY ONE AND TWENTY TWO'"

"''TIS ENOUGH,' CRIED OUT PARSON JONES, 'TO MAKE US BOTH RICH MEN'"

"CAPTAIN MALYOE SHOT CAPTAIN BRAND THROUGH THE HEAD"

"HE WOULD SHOUT OPPROBRIOUS WORDS AFTER THE OTHER IN THE STREETS"

STOLEN TREASURE

I. WITH THE BUCCANEERS

Being an Account of Certain Adventures that Befell Henry Mostyn under Captain H. Morgan in the Year 1665 66.

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Although this narration has more particularly to do with the taking of the Spanish Vice Admiral in the harbor of Puerto Bello, and of the rescue therefrom of Le Sieur Simon, his wife and daughter (the adventure of which was successfully achieved by Captain Morgan, the famous buccaneer), we shall, nevertheless, premise something of the earlier history of Master Harry Mostyn, whom you may, if you please, consider as the hero of the several circumstances recounted in these pages... Continue reading book >>




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