Galleon (Ned Yorke, Book 3) by Dudley Pope

By Dudley Pope

As England falls lower than a blanket of peace with the recovery of Charles II, in far-off Jamaica all isn't good. even though there's peace with Spain, there is not any peace 'beyond the line'. it sounds as if the West Indies became the non-public property of the King of Spain. yet Ned Yorke, Admiral of the Brethren and chief of the Buccaneers won't kowtow to the hot Governor in Jamaica who's bent on weakening the Island's defences and destroying its foreign money. The Buccaneers must never stay idle. The 3rd in a chain set within the Caribbean, Dudley Pope unearths a masterful plot of refined, seafaring lore wound round the annoying pleasure of experience at the excessive seas.

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Sol, totinka. Sit, sit. Bertha will get you a nice cool lemonade,” she said with stagy affection, her gray eyes reckoning slyly as always. ” A heavily built woman in her early fifties, she dressed too youthfully, and her hair was hairdresser-aged, the ends tipped with silver. “Sit. ” She prodded him toward a kitchen chair with patting motions of her soft hands. “I do not want lemonade, Bertha. Stop pushing me to sit! I am dirty—let me wash my hands. Do not concern yourself so much with my comfort all of a sudden,” he said.

Nazerman; I’ll take any amount you’re willing to give, regardless of the spirit in which it is given. ” She took out a little pad of receipts with the imprint of the Youth Center on top, made a great show of impersonal efficiency about taking out a ball-point pen and ejecting the little nib. But then her demeanor failed her. “I’m still new at this. Perhaps you can tell me if I will meet such heedlessness often. indd 42 7/1/15 3:34 PM t h e paw n b r o k e r “See here, Miss Birchfield,” Sol said heatedly, “I resent having to explain to you.

He began to move menacingly toward the little gate that led from behind the counter. “All right, animal, get out of here! Come on, out! ” “Okay, okay, mister, don’ go gettin’ all hot like. Gimme the four rubles, I take the four,” he said, his hands trembling and flying around with his need. ” His face showed the agony of some inner burning, an unbearable expression that filled the Pawnbroker with rage. “Go on now,” Sol said, pushing the money at him. “And don’t go bothering me with your foul mouth any more.

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