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The Quest of the 'Golden Hope': A Seventeenth Century Story of Adventure

The Quest of the 'Golden Hope': A Seventeenth Century Story of Adventure

The Quest of the 'Golden Hope': A Seventeenth Century Story of Adventure

  • Author: First Published: 2017-12-01
  • Genres: Literature Reads: 4
  • Words: 55654 Status: Completed
  • Score: 5.0 (0)

Excerpt: ...we lay under a heavy fire from all the vessels. Evidently the buccaneers did not wish to sink us, for they directed their fire principally at our spars and cordage. Once we were captured they would remove our stores and other valuable gear, and scuttle the ships, so as to leave no trace of their fiendish handiwork. Such has been the fate of many unfortunate merchantmen in West Indian w...

Excerpt: ...we lay under a heavy fire from all the vessels. Evidently the buccaneers did not wish to sink us, for they directed their fire principally at our spars and cordage. Once we were captured they would remove our stores and other valuable gear, and scuttle the ships, so as to leave no trace of their fiendish handiwork. Such has been the fate of many unfortunate merchantmen in West Indian w...

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