“Admiral Rowley's,” it continued. Then it rumbled out some remarks about “pirates
, vermin, coast of Cuba.” Carlos came to the side, and looked after the man-of-
war in the distance. “You could help us,” I heard him mutter. ... CHAPTER V
Another answered: “Oh, I lost half a seroon the last voyage—the old thing.” “
Haven't they routed out the scoundrels yet?” the other asked. The first man
lowered his voice. I caught only that “the admiral was an old fool—no good for
It came upon me in a flash that he was making his way from one hiding place to
another. In making his escape from Spanish Town, either to Kingston or the Vale,
he had run against the admiral and his party returning from the Topnambos' ball.
Your worship must ask the boats' crews that the admiral has sent to burn the town
. They will be back very soon now.” He looked at me, inscrutably and attentively,
through his gold spectacles. It was on the arcade before his store in Spanish ...
“What can Spain do,” said Ramon bitterly, “when even your Admiral Rowley, with
his great ships, cannot rid the sea of them?” He lowered his voice. “I tell you,
young seņor, that England will lose this Island of Jamaica over this business.
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