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The Pirate Slaver

A Story of the West African Coast

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 103,850 / 294 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,255
Added to site: 2007.11.16
mnybks.net#: 19047
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Nautical
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wind freshens or the sea-breeze springs up, for we are already within the influence of the outflowing current, and at this season of the year--which is the rainy season--it runs very strongly a little further in."

The lead was hove, but, as Bates had anticipated, no bottom was found; whereupon the master rolled up his chart again, gave orders that the ship was to be kept going as she was, and returned to his cabin, while the watch mustered their buckets and scrubbing-brushes and proceeded to wash decks and generally make the brig's toilet for the day.

Our worthy master was right; we did not make a particle of headway until about nine o'clock, when the wind gradually hauled round aft and freshened to a piping breeze before which we boomed along in fine style until we came abreast of a low, narrow point on our port hand, protected from the destructive action of the Atlantic breakers by a shoal extending some three-quarters of a mile to seaward. Abreast of this point we hauled up to the northward

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