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The Cruise of the 'Alerte'

The narrative of a search for treasure on the desert island of Trinidad

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Author: E.F. Knight
Published: 1931
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,927 / 221 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.2
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 592
Added to site: 2012.02.27 31348
Genre: Travel

ith silver coin and uncoined gold. With this he paid his sailors some of their arrears of pay and prize-money.

During the first few years of their liberty the unhappy Limenos must have occasionally regretted the old Spanish misrule, bad as it was; for their liberators plundered them in the most shameless fashion, and most of the wealthy citizens of Lima were reduced to a state of abject poverty. The tyrannical Protector inflicted great hardships on the Spanish inhabitants, and among other of his decrees one was passed confiscating to the public treasury one-half of all their property. When some of these unhappy people, driven to desperation, took to sea and endeavoured to escape with the remaining half of their possessions, the Republican officers boarded their vessels and, wholly regardless of the decree, appropriated this half also.

The wealth of Lima, the richest city of Spanish America, was soon scattered far and wide, and disappeared for ever; but it is probable that only a small proportion

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****

Interesting account of an actual treasure hunt where, as may be expected, most problems that shaped the story were of logistic not romantic nature.



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