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The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)

Or, Adventures of the Buccaneers

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Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,872 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.8
LoC Category: F
Downloads: 866
Added to site: 2012.01.24 31242
Genre: Nautical

not occupying the island, were anxious that it should not be occupied by others. They had long had a foreboding that this island would become a resort for pirates, and had just garrisoned it with an alfarez and twenty-five men. The French had, however, little difficulty in getting rid of this small force, the soldiers being enraged at finding themselves left by their countrymen, without provisions or reinforcements, upon a barren rock.

Once masters of the heap of stones, the French began to deliberate by what means they could retain it. The sight of buildings already begun, and the prospect of more food than they could get at St. Christopher's, determined these restless men to settle on the spot they had won. Part of them returned to Hispaniola to kill oxen and boars, and to salt the flesh for those who would remain to plant; and those men who determined to build assured the sailors that stores of dry meat should always be ready to revictual their ships.

The adventurers, having a nucleus for th



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