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The Lady and the Pirate

Being the Plain Tale of a Diligent Pirate and a Fair Captive

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Author: Emerson Hough
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,724 / 261 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,755
Added to site: 2008.03.25
mnybks.net#: 20403
Origin: gutenberg.org

Amusing, whimsical, very light story of a man and a woman and two delightful laddies playing pirate in strict accordance with the proceedings in the Pirate's own book.

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whispered the pirate captain dubiously, aside.

"Speak on!" again commanded he of the blue eyes. "But your life blood dyes the deck if you seek to deceive Jean Lafitte, or Henry L'Olonnois!"

(So then, thought I, at last I knew their names.)

In reply I reached to my belt and drew out quickly--so quickly that they both flinched away--the long handled knife which, usually, I carried with me for cutting down alders or other growth which sometimes entangled my flies as I fished along the stream. "Listen," said I, "I swear the pirates' oath. On the point of my blade," and I touched it with my right forefinger, "I swear that I pondered on two things when you surprised me."

"Name them!" demanded Jimmy L'Olonnois fiercely.

"First, then," I answered, "I was wondering what I could use as a cork to my phial, when once I had yonder Anopheles in it----"

"Who's he?" demanded Jean Lafitte.

"Anopheles? A friend of mine," I replied; "a mosquito, in short."

"Jimmy, he's cr

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