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Stuart Tracts, 1603-1693

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: seemed, used all the means they could to come near us; and we, as we had cause, used the same means to go as far from them; yet did their Admiral take in both his topsails, that either we might not suspect them, or that his own company might come up the closer together. At last, perceiving us to be Christians, they fell from devices, to apparent discovery of hostility, and making out against us. We again suspecting them to be pirates, took our course to escape from them; and made all the sails we possibly could for Terriff or Gibraltar: but all we could do, could not prevent their approach. For, suddenly, one of them came right over against us to windward; and so fell on our quarter. Another came up on our luff, and so mfc,. PIRATES, AND CAPTURED BY THEM. 253 threatened us there. And, at last, all five chased us; making great speed to surprise us. Their Admiral was called Callfater; having upon her maintopsail, two topgallant sails, one above another. But whereas we thought them all five to be Turkish Ships of War; we afterwards understood that two of them were their prizes (the one, a small ship of London, the other of the West Country), that came out of the Quactath, laden with figs and other merchandise, but now were subject to the fortune of the sea, and the captivity of pirates. But to our business! Three of these shipsgot much upon us; and somuch, that, ere half the day was spent, the Admiral, which was the best sailer, fetched up the George Bonaventure, and made booty of it. The Vice-Admiral again, being nearest unto the lesser bark whereof John Rawlins was Master, shewed him the force of a stronger arm; and by his Turkish name, called Villa Rise, commanded him, in like sort, to strike his sails, and submit to his mercy: which, not to be gainsaid,...
Title:Stuart Tracts, 1603-1693Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217997198

ISBN - 13:9780217997195