A High Wind In Jamaica (Vintage Classics) by Richard Hughes

By Richard Hughes

At the excessive seas of the Caribbean, a family members of English childrens is determined free – despatched via their mom and dad from their domestic in Jamaica to obtain the civilising results of britain. while their send is captured by means of pirates, the exciting cruise maintains because the kids move their affections from one batch of sailors to a different. Innocence is their security, yet as lifestyles within the care of pirates finds its hazards, the occasions which spread start to tackle a savagely indifferent caliber.

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There was a sound of moving around, and in a short time the young fellow, partly undressed, opened the door. To the detective’s questions he answered in sub­ stance what he had told before. He also brought out the cabinet. It was a strong oak box, uncarven, but bound at the edges with brass. The key was still in the lock, where Frank had left it on discovering his loss. They raised the lid. The cabinet contained two compartments, one for letters and a smaller one for jewels and trinkets. ” The detective examined the room carefully, its ap­ proaches, and the hall-ways without.

There was a sound of moving around, and in a short time the young fellow, partly undressed, opened the door. To the detective’s questions he answered in sub­ stance what he had told before. He also brought out the cabinet. It was a strong oak box, uncarven, but bound at the edges with brass. The key was still in the lock, where Frank had left it on discovering his loss. They raised the lid. The cabinet contained two compartments, one for letters and a smaller one for jewels and trinkets. ” The detective examined the room carefully, its ap­ proaches, and the hall-ways without.

She raised her head, and seizing his manacled hands pressed them to her breast, wailing in a low monotone, “Gone! ” They disengaged her hands, and led Berry away. “Take her out,” said Oakley sternly to the servants; and they lifted her up and carried her away in a sort of dumb stupor that was half a swoon. They took her to her little cottage, and laid her down until she could come to herself and the full horror of her situation burst upon her. CHAPTER 5 The Justice of Men The arrest of Berry Hamilton on the charge preferred by his employer was the cause of unusual commotion in the town.

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