The Iron Pirate

The Iron Pirate
A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

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The Iron Pirate by Max Pemberton

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1893

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The Iron Pirate
A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

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4.5
(2 Reviews)
The story of a great gas-driven iron-clad pirate ship, capable of outpacing the navies of the world and terrorizing the Atlantic!

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w, there will be fifty thousand pounds offered for knowledge of him before December comes upon us!"

I looked at him as at one who dreams dreams, but he did not flinch.

"You meet the man in Paris?" I went on.

"To-night I shall be with him," he answered; "within three days I win all or lose all: for his secret will be mine. If I fail, it is for you to follow up the thread which I have unravelled by three years' hard work----"

"What sort of person do you say he is?" I continued, and he replied--

"You shall see for yourself. Dare you risk coming with me--I meet him at eight o'clock?"

"Dare I risk!--pooh, there can't be much danger."

"There is every danger!--but, so, the girl is waking!"

It was true; Mary looked up suddenly as we thundered past the fortifications of Paris, and said, as people do say in such circumstances, "Why, I believe I've been asleep!" Roderick shook himself like a great bear, and asked if we had passed Chantilly; the Perfect Fool began h

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A Jolly Good Read!I just couldn't put it down. The adventure and mystery gave this book a "Captain Nemo" feel. I'll be reading more of Pemberton's works in the future.
I REMEBER READING THIS AS A CHILD
ONE OF MY FIRST BOOKS A " JOLLY GOOD READ" THIS BOOK IS ALSO MENTIONED IN GOERGE ORWELL'S NOVEL
" COMING UP FOR AIR " BOOK WELL DATED BUT GIVE'S A GOOD FEEL FOR THE TIME IT WAS WRITTEN !
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