The Pirates Own Book Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
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The Pirates Own Book Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers

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  • THE PIRATES OWN BOOK
    • Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers.
      • by
    • by
    • Charles Ellms
      • Originally published 1837
      • CONTENTS
    • Originally published 1837
    • CONTENTS
    • PREFACE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • THE DANISH AND NORMAN PIRATES
      • Awilda, the Female Pirate.
        • A Priest thrown from the Ramparts of an Abbey.
      • A Priest thrown from the Ramparts of an Abbey.
    • Awilda, the Female Pirate.
      • A Priest thrown from the Ramparts of an Abbey.
    • A Priest thrown from the Ramparts of an Abbey.
    • ADVENTURES AND EXPLOITS OF CAPTAIN AVERY
      • Captain Avery engaging the Great Mogul's Ship.
        • Captain Avery receiving the three chests of Treasure on board of his Ship.
        • Captain Tew attacks the ship from India.
        • A Pirate and his Madagascar wife.
        • Captain Avery's Treasure.
      • Captain Avery receiving the three chests of Treasure on board of his Ship.
      • Captain Tew attacks the ship from India.
      • A Pirate and his Madagascar wife.
      • Captain Avery's Treasure.
    • Captain Avery engaging the Great Mogul's Ship.
      • Captain Avery receiving the three chests of Treasure on board of his Ship.
      • Captain Tew attacks the ship from India.
      • A Pirate and his Madagascar wife.
      • Captain Avery's Treasure.
    • Captain Avery receiving the three chests of Treasure on board of his Ship.
    • Captain Tew attacks the ship from India.
    • A Pirate and his Madagascar wife.
    • Captain Avery's Treasure.
    • THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF THE JOASSAMEE PIRATES OF THE PERSIAN GULF.
      • A Joassamee Dow in full chase.
        • The Pirates striking off the arm of Capt. Babcock.
        • The Neried Frigate chasing a Fleet of Joassamee Dows.
        • The daring Intrepidity of Lieut. Hall.
        • The Sheikh of Rumps.
        • The Pirate Stronghold.
      • The Pirates striking off the arm of Capt. Babcock.
      • The Neried Frigate chasing a Fleet of Joassamee Dows.
      • The daring Intrepidity of Lieut. Hall.
      • The Sheikh of Rumps.
      • The Pirate Stronghold.
    • A Joassamee Dow in full chase.
      • The Pirates striking off the arm of Capt. Babcock.
      • The Neried Frigate chasing a Fleet of Joassamee Dows.
      • The daring Intrepidity of Lieut. Hall.
      • The Sheikh of Rumps.
      • The Pirate Stronghold.
    • The Pirates striking off the arm of Capt. Babcock.
    • The Neried Frigate chasing a Fleet of Joassamee Dows.
    • The daring Intrepidity of Lieut. Hall.
    • The Sheikh of Rumps.
    • The Pirate Stronghold.
    • THE BARBAROUS CONDUCT AND ROMANTIC DEATH OF THE JOASSAMEE CHIEF, RAHMAH-BEN-JABIR.
      • Rahmah-ben-Jabir, a Joassamee Chief.
    • Rahmah-ben-Jabir, a Joassamee Chief.
    • THE LIFE OF LAFITTE, THE FAMOUS PIRATE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.
      • Lafitte boarding the Queen East Indiaman
        • Lafitte and his crew clearing the decks of the Indiaman.
        • Interview between Lafitte, General Jackson, and Governor Claiborne.
        • Death of Lafitte, the Pirate.
      • Lafitte and his crew clearing the decks of the Indiaman.
      • Interview between Lafitte, General Jackson, and Governor Claiborne.
      • Death of Lafitte, the Pirate.
    • Lafitte boarding the Queen East Indiaman
      • Lafitte and his crew clearing the decks of the Indiaman.
      • Interview between Lafitte, General Jackson, and Governor Claiborne.
      • Death of Lafitte, the Pirate.
    • Lafitte and his crew clearing the decks of the Indiaman.
    • Interview between Lafitte, General Jackson, and Governor Claiborne.
    • Death of Lafitte, the Pirate.
    • THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN ROBERTS.
      • Captain Roberts' Crew carousing at Old Calabar River.
    • Captain Roberts' Crew carousing at Old Calabar River.
    • THE LIFE OF CHARLES GIBBS.
      • Gibbs carrying the Dutch Girl on board his Vessel.
        • Gibbs shooting a comrade.
        • Captain Thornby murdered and thrown overboard by Gibbs and the steward.
        • Gibbs and Wansley burying the Money.
      • Gibbs shooting a comrade.
      • Captain Thornby murdered and thrown overboard by Gibbs and the steward.
      • Gibbs and Wansley burying the Money.
    • Gibbs carrying the Dutch Girl on board his Vessel.
      • Gibbs shooting a comrade.
      • Captain Thornby murdered and thrown overboard by Gibbs and the steward.
      • Gibbs and Wansley burying the Money.
    • Gibbs shooting a comrade.
    • Captain Thornby murdered and thrown overboard by Gibbs and the steward.
    • Gibbs and Wansley burying the Money.
    • HISTORY OF THE ADVENTURES, CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF THE SPANISH PIRATES.
      • Pirates robbing the brig Mexican of Salem, Mass.
        • View of the Negro village on the river Nazareth, and the Panda at anchor.
        • Burying the money on the beach at Cape Lopez.
        • Explosion of the Panda.
        • Thomas Fuller striking Ruiz in Court.
        • Ruiz leaving the Panda.
      • View of the Negro village on the river Nazareth, and the Panda at anchor.
      • Burying the money on the beach at Cape Lopez.
      • Explosion of the Panda.
      • Thomas Fuller striking Ruiz in Court.
      • Ruiz leaving the Panda.
    • Pirates robbing the brig Mexican of Salem, Mass.
      • View of the Negro village on the river Nazareth, and the Panda at anchor.
      • Burying the money on the beach at Cape Lopez.
      • Explosion of the Panda.
      • Thomas Fuller striking Ruiz in Court.
      • Ruiz leaving the Panda.
    • View of the Negro village on the river Nazareth, and the Panda at anchor.
    • Burying the money on the beach at Cape Lopez.
    • Explosion of the Panda.
    • Thomas Fuller striking Ruiz in Court.
    • Ruiz leaving the Panda.
    • THE LIFE OF BENITO DE SOTO THE PIRATE OF THE MORNING STAR.
      • The Pirates carrying rum on shore to purchase slaves.
        • The mate begging for his life.
        • Horrid abuse of the helpless women in the cabin.
        • The Rock of Gibraltar.
      • The mate begging for his life.
      • Horrid abuse of the helpless women in the cabin.
      • The Rock of Gibraltar.
    • The Pirates carrying rum on shore to purchase slaves.
      • The mate begging for his life.
      • Horrid abuse of the helpless women in the cabin.
      • The Rock of Gibraltar.
    • The mate begging for his life.
    • Horrid abuse of the helpless women in the cabin.
    • The Rock of Gibraltar.
    • THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ROBERT KIDD
      • Captain Kidd burying his Bible.
        • Captain Kidd attacks the Moorish fleet.
        • Captain Kidd hanging in chains.
      • Captain Kidd attacks the Moorish fleet.
      • Captain Kidd hanging in chains.
    • Captain Kidd burying his Bible.
      • Captain Kidd attacks the Moorish fleet.
      • Captain Kidd hanging in chains.
    • Captain Kidd attacks the Moorish fleet.
    • Captain Kidd hanging in chains.
    • THE BLOODY CAREER AND EXECUTION OF VINCENT BENAVIDES A PIRATE ON THE WEST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA.
      • The head of Benavides stuck on a pole.
    • The head of Benavides stuck on a pole.
    • THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN DAVIS
      • Retreat of the Pirates and Death of Captain Davis.
    • Retreat of the Pirates and Death of Captain Davis.
    • AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE MALAY PIRATES OF THE INDIAN OCEAN.
      • A Piratical Proa in Full Chase.
    • A Piratical Proa in Full Chase.
    • THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN CONDENT
      • Capt. Condent leaping into the hold, to attack the Indian.
        • The Pirates riding the Priests about deck.
      • The Pirates riding the Priests about deck.
    • Capt. Condent leaping into the hold, to attack the Indian.
      • The Pirates riding the Priests about deck.
    • The Pirates riding the Priests about deck.
    • THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN EDWARD LOW.
      • The Cruelties practised by Captain Low.
        • The Captain of the Portuguese Ship cutting away the Bag of Moidores.
        • Low presenting a Pistol and Bowl of Punch.
      • The Captain of the Portuguese Ship cutting away the Bag of Moidores.
      • Low presenting a Pistol and Bowl of Punch.
    • The Cruelties practised by Captain Low.
      • The Captain of the Portuguese Ship cutting away the Bag of Moidores.
      • Low presenting a Pistol and Bowl of Punch.
    • The Captain of the Portuguese Ship cutting away the Bag of Moidores.
    • Low presenting a Pistol and Bowl of Punch.
    • LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN EDWARD ENGLAND
      • The Pirates pelting Captain Skinner with Glass Bottles.
        • Captain Mackra, and the Pirate with a wooden leg.
      • Captain Mackra, and the Pirate with a wooden leg.
    • The Pirates pelting Captain Skinner with Glass Bottles.
      • Captain Mackra, and the Pirate with a wooden leg.
    • Captain Mackra, and the Pirate with a wooden leg.
    • ACCOUNT OF THE LYNN PIRATES
      • The Dungeon Rock and Pirate's Cave, at Lynn, Mass.
    • The Dungeon Rock and Pirate's Cave, at Lynn, Mass.
    • HISTORY OF THE LADRONE PIRATES
      • A Ladrone Pirate, cutting off the Heads of the Chinese.
        • The War Junks of the Ladrones.
      • The War Junks of the Ladrones.
    • A Ladrone Pirate, cutting off the Heads of the Chinese.
      • The War Junks of the Ladrones.
    • The War Junks of the Ladrones.
    • THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN LEWIS.
      • The Pirate Banister, hanging at the Yard Arm.
        • The Master Caned by Captain Lewis.
        • Captain Lewis giving a lock of his hair to the Devil.
      • The Master Caned by Captain Lewis.
      • Captain Lewis giving a lock of his hair to the Devil.
    • The Pirate Banister, hanging at the Yard Arm.
      • The Master Caned by Captain Lewis.
      • Captain Lewis giving a lock of his hair to the Devil.
    • The Master Caned by Captain Lewis.
    • Captain Lewis giving a lock of his hair to the Devil.
    • THE LIFE, CAREER AND DEATH OF CAPTAIN THOMAS WHITE.
      • Hugh Man wetting the Priming of the Guns.
        • The Murder of the Captain and Chief Mate.
      • The Murder of the Captain and Chief Mate.
    • Hugh Man wetting the Priming of the Guns.
      • The Murder of the Captain and Chief Mate.
    • The Murder of the Captain and Chief Mate.
    • THE LIFE, ATROCITIES, AND BLOODY DEATH OF BLACK BEARD.
      • The crews of Black Beard's and Vane's vessels carousing on the coast of Carolina.
        • Death of Black Beard.
        • Black Beard's Head on the end of the Bowsprit.
      • Death of Black Beard.
      • Black Beard's Head on the end of the Bowsprit.
    • The crews of Black Beard's and Vane's vessels carousing on the coast of Carolina.
      • Death of Black Beard.
      • Black Beard's Head on the end of the Bowsprit.
    • Death of Black Beard.
    • Black Beard's Head on the end of the Bowsprit.
    • THE EXPLOITS, ARREST, AND EXECUTION OF CAPTAIN CHARLES VANE.
      • Vane arrested by Captain Holford.
    • Vane arrested by Captain Holford.
    • THE WEST INDIA PIRATES
      • A Piratical Vessel destroying a Merchant Ship.
        • Horrid Piracy and Murder by a Mexican "privateer."
        • A Cave in the Caicos group of the West India Islands.
        • The execution of ten pirates.
        • The Pirates fire into Lieut. Kearney's boat, while reconnoitering the shore.
      • Horrid Piracy and Murder by a Mexican "privateer."
      • A Cave in the Caicos group of the West India Islands.
      • The execution of ten pirates.
      • The Pirates fire into Lieut. Kearney's boat, while reconnoitering the shore.
    • A Piratical Vessel destroying a Merchant Ship.
      • Horrid Piracy and Murder by a Mexican "privateer."
      • A Cave in the Caicos group of the West India Islands.
      • The execution of ten pirates.
      • The Pirates fire into Lieut. Kearney's boat, while reconnoitering the shore.
    • Horrid Piracy and Murder by a Mexican "privateer."
    • A Cave in the Caicos group of the West India Islands.
    • The execution of ten pirates.
    • The Pirates fire into Lieut. Kearney's boat, while reconnoitering the shore.
    • THE ADVENTURES AND EXECUTION OF CAPTAIN JOHN RACKAM.
    • THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF ANNE BONNEY.
    • THE ADVENTURES AND HEROISM OF MARY READ.
      • Mary Read kills her antagonist.
    • Mary Read kills her antagonist.
    • THE ALGERINE PIRATES.
      • On board an Algerine corsair.
        • Algerines in the act of firing off the French consul from a mortar at the French fleet.
      • Algerines in the act of firing off the French consul from a mortar at the French fleet.
    • On board an Algerine corsair.
      • Algerines in the act of firing off the French consul from a mortar at the French fleet.
    • Algerines in the act of firing off the French consul from a mortar at the French fleet.
    • THE ADVENTURES, TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF CAPTAIN GOW.
      • Gow killing the Captain.
      • PIRATE'S SONG.
      • INDEX
    • Gow killing the Captain.
    • PIRATE'S SONG.
    • INDEX
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