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Great Pirate Stories

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,436 / 236 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.7
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 4,644
Added to site: 2008.10.30 22500

It was a bold hardy world--this of ours--up to the advent of our giant-servant, Steam,--every foot of which was won by fierce conquest of one sort or another. Out of this past the pirate emerges as a romantic, even at times heroic, figure. This final niche, despite his crimes, cannot altogether be denied him. A hero he is and will remain so long as tales of the sea are told.

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The Piccaroon 1 From Tom Cringle's Log. By MICHAEL SCOTT.

The Capture of Panama, 1671 23 From The Buccaneers of America. By JOHN ESQUEMELING.

The Malay Proas 52 From Afloat and Ashore. By JAMES FENIMORE COOPER.

The Wonderful Fight of the Exchange of Bristol with the Pirates of Algiers 61 From Purchas, His Pilgrims. By SAMUEL PURCHAS.

The Daughter of the Great Mogul 89 From The King of the Pirates. By DANIEL DEFOE.

Barbarossa--King of the Corsairs 97 From Sea Wolves of the Mediterranean. By E. HAMILTON CURREY, R.N.

Morgan at Puerto Bello 115 From The Buccaneers of America. By JOHN ESQUEMELING.

The Ways of the Buccaneers 126 From Buccaneer Customs on the Spanish Main. By JOHN MASEFIELD after JOHN ESQUEMELING.

A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates 132 From The Buccaneers of America. By HOWARD PYLE, ED.

Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby, 1735 196 By CAPTAIN ANSELM.

Francis Lolonois, the Slave Who Became a Pirate King 209 From The Buccaneers of America. By JOHN ESQUEMELING.

The Fight between the Dorrill and the Moca 232 From The Indian Antiquary, Vol. 49.

Jaddi the Malay Pirate 240 From The Indian Antiquary, Vol. 49.

The Terrible Ladrones 247 From The Ladrone Pirates. By RICHARD GLASSPOOLE.

The Female Captive 276 From an Old Pamphlet, published in 1825. By LUCRETIA PARKER.

The Passing of Mogul Mackenzie, the Last of the North Atlantic Pirates 298 From Blackwood's Magazine. By ARTHUR HUNT CHUTE.

The Last of the Sea-Rovers: The Riff Coast Pirates 312 From the Nautical Magazine. By W. B. LORD.



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