Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea

Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea
Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure

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Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea by Charles Haven Ladd Johnston

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1911

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Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea
Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure

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Hark to the stories of those wild sea robbers! Listen to the tales of the adventurous pillagers of the rolling ocean! And--as your blood is red and you, yourself, are fond of adventure--ponder upon these histories with satisfaction.

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d the enterprise, at the end of six months; made peace; and retired.

"Hail to Zeno!" cried many of the soldiers. "He is a leader well worth our respect. Without him the great city would have surely fallen. Yea! Hail to young Zeno."

These words of praise reached the ears of a certain Greek Knight named Simon, and so roused his envy, that he audaciously accused Carlo of treachery, which was soon told to the hot-headed young warrior. He acted as one would well expect of him.

"I challenge you to single combat," cried he. "The duel shall be fought in Naples under the eye of Queen Johanna."

In vain Carlo's friends besought him to forgive the loose-tongued Simon--his patron, the Bishop, exhausted his eloquence in the endeavor to reconcile the two. The hot blood of youth would out. It was fight and no compromise. But before the trial, the bold and unyielding soldier threw up his position with the Church and married a rich and noble lady of Clarenta, whose fortune well supplanted the large