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The Pirates Own Book

The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms

Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers.

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Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers.


Charles Ellms


[Illustration: A Piratical Scene "Walking the Death Plank. "]



In the mind of the mariner, there is a superstitious horror connected with the name of Pirate; and there are few subjects that interest and excite the curiosity of mankind generally, more than the desperate exploits, foul doings, and diabolical career of these monsters in human form. A piratical crew is generally formed of the desperadoes and runagates of every clime and nation. The pirate, from the perilous nature of his occupation, when not cruising on the ocean, the great highway of nations, selects the most lonely isles of the sea for his retreat, or secretes himself near the shores of rivers, bays and lagoons of thickly wooded and uninhabited countries, so that if pursued he can escape to the woods and mountain glens of the interior. The islands of the Indian Ocean, and the east and west coasts of Africa,... Continue reading book >>

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