By Dudley Pope
Charles II returns from exile bringing with him unease to the Spanish major. during this vibrant description of seventeenth-century buccaneers, Ned Yorke, the chief and hero of the swashbuckling band are depended upon for the defence of Jamaica, combating with captured Spanish weapons. bold raids at the Spanish appear inevitable, as Yorke units out at the excessive seas to far-off adventures on behalf of the King and his personal honour.
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Dinner. ” She turned back to her work, apparently uninterested in any reply. I rose, catching sight in the mirror of the rat's nest my hair had become since I had washed it at the Luxor. Standing, I combed and dressed it, gaining a higher angle of sight over Laura Bullion's suitcase. I hate to admit to such prying but, given the result, I am glad my feminine curiosity caused me to spy. For peeking from the lining of a pair of green and gold slippers was a glint of hard silver. I have spent my life in the company of too many guns not to know a derringer when I see one.
In their New York–accented English, they instructed us in the finer points of the lady's Turkish bath. Without a shred of false modesty they stood naked before us, showing us how to properly tie our long towels. We followed along as they laid the cloth about their big white breasts—over the right shoulder, under the left— and soon the dressing room was filled with female Roman senators, splendid in their blue and white togas. We were led into a large tiled room filled with hot menthol-scented vapors.
They will know who informed on them. ” The old man smiled faintly the nostrils flaring beneath the hawk's beak. “I have lived a long life and a good one, Lorinda. One need only look to these humble surroundings to know that I took no opportunity to profit overly from my practice. For more than fifty years I have defended poor and rich alike, often discovering that the first couldn't pay, the second couldn't be bothered to. I owe no man money or favors. I have no children, and my wife is long dead.
Admiral (Ned Yorke, Book 2) by Dudley Pope