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... when his uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba, to the town of Rio
Medio. "The town belongs to my uncle. He is very rich; a Grand d'Espagne . . .
every thing; but he is no-* very old, and has left Havana to die in his 84
very old, and has left Havana to die in his palace in his own town. He has an only
daughter, a Dona Seraphina, and I suppose that if I find favour in his eyes I shall
marry her, and inherit my uncle's great riches; I am the only one that is left of the ...
much greater. But I do not even know whether who take my goods are pirates, as
you English se Mexican privateers, as the Havana authorities sa do not very
much care. Basta, what I know is every week some ship with a letter of marque s
Or you can take a trip with me to Havana till it blows over. My old woman's on
board." His face fell. "But there, you'll get round her. I'll see you through." They
drank some sangaree and became noisy. I wasn't very happy; there was much
truth in ...
We had not really captured the pirates; they had been handed over to the admiral
by the Havana authorities — as an international courtesy I suppose, or else
because they were pirates of no account and short in funds, or because the
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