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Captain Kyd, Vol. II

or, The Wizard of the Sea

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Published: 1839
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,775 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,475
Added to site: 2011.11.16 31000
Genres: Nautical, Adventure

The second part of this grand nautical adventure.

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and know what she'll do; but, with the wind a point or two forward the beam, a spar would work better and gain more headway than she will."

"Pray Heaven the wind soon chop round ahead, then," said the captain, with energy; "I would not lose the chance of a brush with this three-masted rigger for a post-captaincy. Keep good lookout astern, and watch everything like a change in the wind: report if you see anything moving between the sea and sky, he added, going to the companion-way.

"And what if I can change the wind for you by bringing her to, a few points, by degrees," archly suggested the lieutenant, in a low voice, as he was about to descend into the cabin.

"'Tis a temptation, i'faith, Howel," he said, laughingly; "but wouldst have me keep a false log? No, no. Not Dick Kenard, for a score of pirates."

The captain disappeared as he spoke, and the lieutenant, with his speaking-trumpet beneath his arm, and his right hand thrust into the breast of his jacket, mechanically paced the



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