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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,993 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,058
Added to site: 2008.01.28
mnybks.net#: 19875
Origin: gutenberg.org

The Lives and Adventures of Sundry Notorious Pirates.

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g upon him for his ill-usage of the seamen, who had spent so much money at his house; saying he could never expect that all his ill-gotten riches could prosper him, which so happened, as you shall hear presently. For his mother, dying soon after, the boy was left under the guardianship of one Mr. Lightfoot, a merchant, who, having great losses at sea, became a bankrupt, and so young Avery was left to look out after himself; there he continued for many years in pilfering and stealing till the country was too hot for him, when he betook him to sea again, where in time he became as famous for robbing as Cromwell for rebellion.

He entered himself on board the Duke, Captain Gibson Commander, being one of the two ships of twenty-four guns and one hundred men which were fitted out by the merchants of Bristol for the service of Spain, which they had no sooner done, but they were ordered by their agents at Bristol to sail for the Groyne

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