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The Book of Buried Treasure Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day   By: (1871-1925)

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The Book of Buried Treasure by Ralph Delahaye Paine takes readers on a captivating journey through the tales of pirates, galleons, and hidden riches. Paine's meticulous research and engaging storytelling make this book an absolute treasure in itself.

With each chapter, Paine uncovers fascinating stories of daring buccaneers and their quest for gold, jewels, and treasure-laden vessels. From the notorious pirate Blackbeard to the adventures of Captain Kidd, the author skillfully delves into the lives of these seafaring rogues, providing historical context and debunking popular myths along the way.

Paine's writing style is both informative and entertaining, seamlessly transitioning between narratives of famous pirate expeditions and the broader historical events that shaped this era. His attention to detail is commendable, as he paints vivid images of life at sea, the battles between rival crews, and the excitement of discovering hidden caches of wealth.

One of the book's strengths lies in Paine's inclusion of primary sources, such as old treasure maps, letters, and ship log entries. These documents add an authentic and intriguing layer to the narrative, allowing readers to imagine the thrill of unearthing buried treasure alongside those who sought it centuries ago.

Furthermore, Paine showcases a remarkable talent for capturing the essence of each pirate's personality. Through his descriptions, readers gain insight into the motivations, quirks, and flaws that drove these sea-bound outlaws to live a life of danger and adventure. This humanizes their stories and adds depth to the overall narrative.

While Paine explores various pirates and their escapades, he also sheds light on the often-overlooked victims of piracy: the sailors, merchants, and naval officers who fought to protect their treasures and trade routes. By presenting a balanced perspective, the author ensures that readers develop a well-rounded understanding of this captivating era.

The Book of Buried Treasure is a true gem for both history enthusiasts and adventure lovers alike. Paine's expertise and passion for the subject shine through in every page, making this book an engrossing and educational read. Whether you are fascinated by pirates or simply enjoy a well-told tale of exploration and fortune, this book will undoubtedly leave you yearning for more.

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[Frontispiece: H.M.S. Lutine leaving Yarmouth Roads, Oct. 9, 1799, on her last voyage. ( From the painting by Frank Mason, R.A., in the Committee Room of Lloyd's, London. ) See Chapter XI. ]

THE BOOK OF

BURIED TREASURE

BEING A TRUE HISTORY OF THE GOLD, JEWELS, AND PLATE OF PIRATES, GALLEONS, ETC., WHICH ARE SOUGHT FOR TO THIS DAY

BY

RALPH D. PAINE

Author of "The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem," etc.

ILLUSTRATED

London

William Heinemann

1911

Copyright 1911

By METROPOLITAN MAGAZINE COMPANY

Copyright 1911

By STURGIS & WALTON COMPANY

Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1911

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I THE WORLD WIDE HUNT FOR VANISHED RICHES II CAPTAIN KIDD IN FACT AND FICTION III CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TREASURE IV CAPTAIN KIDD, HIS TRIAL AND DEATH V THE WONDROUS FORTUNE OF WILLIAM PHIPS VI THE BOLD SEA ROGUE, JOHN QUELCH VII THE ARMADA GALLEON OF TOBERMORY BAY VIII THE LOST PLATE FLEET OF VIGO IX THE PIRATES' HOARD OF TRINIDAD X THE LURE OF COCOS ISLAND XI THE MYSTERY OF THE LUTINE FRIGATE XII THE TOILERS OF THE THETIS XIII THE QUEST OF EL DORADO XIV THE WIZARDRY OF THE DIVINING ROD XV SUNDRY PIRATES AND THEIR BOOTY XVI PRACTICAL HINTS FOR TREASURE SEEKERS

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