The Atrocities Of The Pirates

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Author: Aaron Smith
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781616081942
Size: 59.44 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. A skilled navigator, fluent in Spanish, and regarded as what was then acceptable as a ship’s surgeon, he was an attractive candidate for conscription. Forced to work as a navigator and participate in pirate boarding parties for ten months, he suffered mightily and witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. He struggled between resisting the orders of the cruel pirate captain and acting against his conscience to preserve his own life from the wrath of the pirates. After failed attempts to get away, he managed to narrowly escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate upon arrival in Havana. Smith was jailed in Cuba and then sent back to England in chains, where he found himself on trial for his life at the Old Bailey courthouse. The attorney general himself led the prosecution, with the captains of the ships boarded by Smith and the pirates as the principal witnesses.

The Atrocities Of The Pirates

The Atrocities of the Pirates PDF
Author: Aaron Smith
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230277752
Size: 10.76 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 32
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...sick on board. The wounded man I found was now quite well, and I enr deavoured to impress upon his mind that he owed his life entirely to my exertions, which he verily believed; fer he declared that I should never want a friend while he was on board. Having performed this office, I dressed my own wounds, which. I found less painful, and assuming a more favourable aspect. The captain came in and examined them, and expressed a hope that I should soon be able to make the sail and go up aloft, which I told him I should be able to do in three or four days. He then questioned me on the subject of the magistrate's disaster, and told me that I must pay every possible attention to him, as he was a very worthy man, and his best friend. In order to lull his suspicions, I pretended un-' willingness to go so frequently ashore, and recommended him to send for a medical man; but he over-ruled my objections, and said that he was quite confident in my skill. On this day he Mas perfectly sober, which was seldom the case, and he began to display a feeling of kindness towards me, remarked I must be fatigued, and recommended me to take a few hours' sleep--a recommendation that! willingly followed, and slept till I was called up to dinner. After dinner I tried to continue making the sail, with which he was highly pleased. 1 worked at it till near nine in the evening, when he told me that I had done enough and had better go to bed. At five o'clock on the following morning, I resumed my labours, and by breakfast time had got the whole put together. After breakfast, I attended to the sick, as usual; and, in the mean time, the sail was hoisted up by the captain's desire, to see whether it would answer, and he expressed himself highly pleased with it. In the...

The Atrocities Of The Pirates

The Atrocities of the Pirates PDF
Author: Aaron Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626367442
Size: 61.29 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. A skilled navigator, fluent in Spanish, and regarded as what was then acceptable as a ship’s surgeon, he was an attractive candidate for conscription. Forced to work as a navigator and participate in pirate boarding parties for ten months, he suffered mightily and witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. He struggled between resisting the orders of the cruel pirate captain and acting against his conscience to preserve his own life from the wrath of the pirates. After failed attempts to get away, he managed to narrowly escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate upon arrival in Havana. Smith was jailed in Cuba and then sent back to England in chains, where he found himself on trial for his life at the Old Bailey courthouse. The attorney general himself led the prosecution, with the captains of the ships boarded by Smith and the pirates as the principal witnesses.

The Atrocities Of The Pirates

The Atrocities of the Pirates PDF
Author: Aaron Smith
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781340668006
Size: 33.65 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 232
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The Atrocities Of The Pirates

The Atrocities of the Pirates PDF
Author: Aaron Smith
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ISBN: 9780371901724
Size: 49.86 MB
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Pages : 240
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