The time was mid-afternoon, the date was January the 9th, in the year of our Lord 1569; and the good town of Plymouth was basking in the hazy sunlight and mild temperature of one of those delightful days that occasionally visit the metropolis of the West Country, even in mid-winter, under the beneficent influence of the Gulf Stream combined with a soft but enduring breeze from the south-south-east charged with warm air from the Saharan desert and the Mediterranean. So mild and genial was the weather that certain lads, imbued with that spirit of lawlessness and adventure which seems inherent in the nature of the young Briton, had conspired together to defy the authority of their schoolmaster by playing truant from afternoon school and going to bathe in Firestone Bay. And it was while these lads were dressing, after revelling in their stolen enjoyment, that their attention was attracted by the appearance of a tall ship gliding up the Sound before the soft breathing of the languid breeze. That she was a foreign-going ship was evident at a glance, first from her size, and, secondly, from the whiteness of her canvas, bleached by long exposure to a southern sun; and as she drew nearer, the display of flags and pennons which she made, and the sounds of trumpet, fife, hautboy, and drum which floated down the wind from her seemed to indicate that her captain regarded his safe arrival in English waters as something in the nature of a triumph. By the time that she had arrived abreast of Picklecombe Point the bathers had completely resumed their clothing and, having climbed to the highest point within easy reach, now stood interestedly watching the slow approach of the ship, her progress under the impulse of the gentle breeze being greatly retarded by the ebb tide. Speculation was rife among the little group of boys upon the question of the shipÕs identity, some maintaining that she must necessarily be a Plymouther, otherwise what was she doing there, while others, for no very clearly denned reason, expressed the contrary opinion.
Author: Harry Collingwood
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Henry Meredith Parker
Or, The Buccaneer of the Gulf. A Romantic Story of the Sea and Shore
Author: F. Clinton Barrington
Author: F Claudius Armstrong
HOT romance and humor collide for a wild ride in this Modern Penny Dreadful! Pirates, Sorority Girls, Zombies and the surprising erotic games to be found aboard a cursed ship trapped in the Bermuda Triangle when all hope is lost. Seriously fun and deliberately crafted to be an entertaining read like no other-A.R. Crimson defies description and delivers a tale you'll never forget! Captain Lucien DeVair, known as the Sea Devil, was the most feared pirate of his age but also the most desired by every wench in his path. Unfortunately after bedding a jealous sorceress, he and his ship and crew are cursed to forever sail without making landfall. After over three centuries, Lucien is more than ready to see an end to his punishment and to taste the delights of a willing woman. When spoiled sorority girl, Shana Turner, takes a tumble off the deck of a cruise ship and lands on a garbage drift, it's fairly clear that fate has taken her down a peg or two. But when she is rescued by an insane albeit sexy man who thinks he's the Sea Devil sailing around the Caribbean on a vintage ship manned by zombies...It's a twist this blonde bombshell just didn't plan on. Lucien quickly comes to believe that this new modern version of a witch may prove to be his way out of the curse. It's a sexual race to the finish because while Shana enjoys the delicious way he tries to convince her to break the spell that keeps him at sea, his patience is bound to wear thin. It's a fantasy that can turn into a nightmare but for now, she likes having the Sea Devil in hand. (And on top, and from behind, and in the rigging...) This is a Scorching Tale and Not for the Seeker of Mild Romance.
Author: A. R. Crimson,Renee Bernard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This bundle presents Doug Lennox’s popular trivia book series in its entirety. These books will provide years and years of fun, with countless questions to be asked and tons of knowledge to be learned. The books cover general trivia but also such topics as sports (baseball, hockey, football, golf, soccer, among others), Christmas and the Bible, disasters and harsh weather, royal figures, crime and criminology, important people in Canada’s history, and so much more! Along the way we find out the answers to such questions as: Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? What football team was named after a Burt Reynolds character? Who started the first forensics laboratory? Which member of the British royal family competed at the Olympics? Lennox’s exhaustive series is fun for all ages. Includes Now You Know Now You Know More Now You Know Almost Everything Now You Know, Volume 4 Now You Know Big Book of Answers Now You Know Christmas Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2 Now You Know Golf Now You Know Hockey Now You Know Soccer Now You Know Football Now You Know Big Book of Sports Now You Know Baseball Now You Know Crime Scenes Now You Know Extreme Weather Now You Know Disasters Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know The Bible
Absolutely every Now You Know book in a single ebook
Author: Doug Lennox
Presenting four books in the popular and exhaustive trivia series. In these Doug Lennox’s brain-teasers focus on famous figures, both real and mythological, dealing with kings and queens, villains, Canada’s heroes, and dastardly pirates. Questions answered include: What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? What royal family in the world today has ruled the longest? How did Tom Longboat astound the world in 1907? What caused Moses to break the tablets of the Ten Commandments? and hundreds more. Includes Now You Know Pirates Now You Know Royalty Now You Know Canada’s Heroes Now You Know the Bible
Now You Know Pirates / Now You Know Royalty / Now You Know Canada's Heroes / Now You Know The Bible
Author: Doug Lennox
Shiver me timbers and avast ye hearties! We think we know pirates, from Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow to Errol Flynn as Captain Blood, or literature’s Long John Silver and Captain Hook. But what do we really know? The true Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Henry Morgan, and lots more, from ancient keelhauling to twenty-first-century buccaneering, are all here in Q & A commodore Doug Lennox’s Now You Know Pirates. Arrrr! What is the origin of the word pirate? Who were the Barbary Corsairs? What did pirates do to St. Patrick? What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? What is the Oak Island Treasure? How many female pirates have there been? What are "pieces of eight" and "doubloons"? Who were the buccaneers? How old is piracy?
The Little Book of Answers
Author: Doug Lennox
Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful. After Wharton's death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, "If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton's novels." Now, with wit and imagination, Marion Mainwaring has finished the story, taking her cue from Wharton's own synopsis. It is a novel any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love. This is the richly engaging story of Nan St. George and guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies.
Author: Edith Wharton,Marion Mainwaring
Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
A Page of Past History for the Use of the Children of To-day
Author: Richard Clynton
Nick Curtis is one of the most highly decorated British soldiers ever to serve in Northern Ireland. In this compelling and unique book he graphically portrays his experiences in the Province during the turbulent years of 1969–1976. After surviving nearly 2,000 fired rounds, Curtis's duty as a uniformed officer ended and he was awarded the Military Medal for acts of bravery in the field. But he returned to the Province to become a key figure in undercover operations, liaising closely with such figures as Captain Robert Nairac, himself a legend for his undercover work among the IRA. Hard-hitting, uncompromising and extraordinarily frank, Nick Curtis' dramatic account of his life in Northern Ireland encompasses the extremities of urban civil war, the intrigues of undercover operations, and the political machinations that helped to form both.
Author: Nicky Curtis
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Category: Biography & Autobiography