By Dudley Pope
Within the 1660's Jamaica used to be an uneasy island, occupied by way of Spain yet settled through the English and French. while Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, a courageous, unswerving Buccaneer, learns that Spain is mounting a Caribbean fleet probably to guard the treasures of Spanish ships, or hold a military to Jamaica, he vows to determine the reality. Yorke's audacious assaults on Spanish camps demonstrate all and the Buccaneers needs to struggle a bloody, determined conflict to aim and prevent them.
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We'll go together. No one shall rob you of your hand, Adam, no one who could wish to is any kin of mine. Lean on me, and see if you can stand and go. Only a little way, only safely out of here, then you can rest while I go for the horses. " "My mother," whispered Adam, breaking into tears of relief and hope and regret all desperately mingled, "she'll grieve—" "Within a day she'll hear that we're gone, and she'll know we're together. Come, your arm round my neck, lean on me—put all your weight on me.
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She offered, encouraged by this success, and made an inviting gesture towards him with the many-coloured ball and a dancing step or two away from him. "I should like it very much, but there are some duties I have to do before I may play. " she asked, her face clouding slightly, but her eyes hopeful. " She watched him go, her brows knit, her small white teeth biting thoughtfully at the end of one of her black braids. She reached up, without taking her eyes from Harry's receding figure, and dropped the doll over the tailboard of the cart, and the ball after it.