Pirates and Piracy

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Author: Oscar Herrmann
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,877 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 661
Added to site: 2010.03.08
mnybks.net#: 26910
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Nautical, Essays
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the reinforcement of their comrades in crime. Should the captured crew show remonstrance or any intimation of resistance, the swords, cutlasses, and heavy chains were most effective as a quietus; and thus with sails all set, and flying the flag of the home port as a mantle to their knavery, they sailed forth to some small town in search of provisions, to dispose of their merchandise, release their prisoners (or, as frequently happened, maroon them upon some desolate island), and thus equipped and provisioned, with magazines ammunitioned, they set forth in search of prey.

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Not infrequently the vessel captured would prove too small and insufficient for marauding expeditions upon the high seas, and unable to give battle or a spirited chase to a sturdy merchantman. In such event, their operations were confined to the coast-line and in the harbors which had been located by spies as having richly laden vessels ready for the outward journey; and, having ascertained the date of departure,

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