"Quest for Dolores"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sequel to "The Privateer"

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"Quest for Dolores"

Submitted: October 27, 2007

Sequel to "The Privateer" Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:57 pm Post subject: The storm grew in intensity for the next four hours! The howling wind hurled loose debris at t... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

I exhaled and held my breath, to enable me to get a better sighting! Yes!…It was definitely a boat! As I watched it surfed on the crest... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

Just before reaching the harbour, I stopped at a high point and raised the glass to my eye again. The “Anna” was hove-to! I could not... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

I ran to the Starboard gunwhale, vaulted onto the rail, and leapt down onto the quayside. The tide was flowing, so the drop was more than... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

I ran out of the gates, along the footpath to the junction with the cliff path, my heart was in my mouth, I wanted to continually wet my ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

“Ah! There you are Captain! What took you so long? Have you managed to find the three items I asked for?” Doc Crossley had obviously ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

We sat together until late into the evening! I had set kindling in the grate and we had a blazing fire! I fetched some French Cognac from... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

Raising his glass of cognac to his lips, Moses wrinkled his nose in distaste! “Cap’n suh! ‘ow come yo can drink dis stuff? It b... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

As I stared into the fire, the flames reminded me of what had very nearly happened to Anna! What had happened to the rest of the villager... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

We heard Anna climbing the stairs, I felt I heard a gentle sob as she did so! God! Why were things so difficult for us all? We retire... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

As we walked the cliff-path down to the harbour, Jordan gave me the news that we needed to re-store with powder and some shot, if we need... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

We slipped just after midnight…the wind was fresh WestSouthWesterly about a force four to five! Not quite the best breeze for warping t... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

As we cleared the island, the wind increased in velocity, and before too long the canvas was cracking with the strain of it! We would cro... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

A discreet cough behind me made me turn! Moses had come aft to relieve me of my watch! “Cap’n suh? Yo’ is fine Cap’n?” ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

“TOPMEN ALOFT!!! PREPARE TO MAKE SAIL!!” Mr Jordan’s Norfolk accent rang across the decks! Men began running to their stations, see... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

The wind blew form the Northeast for the next two days! We beat against it as if we had a mighty fist…but to no avail…we made sea mil... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 25, 2007

I quickly donned just my breeches and ran through the passage onto the upperdeck! The decks were in pitch darkness! The wind had a distin... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2007

Three bells into the morning watch and we were fast approaching the mystery ship! Still under cover of darkness! I knew not if she was aw... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2007

The tension was palpable as we waited with bated breath. The light was fast coming into the morning sky. I could see her plainly now….s... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2007

I stood in the prow as we pulled clear of the “Anna”. With the better light, I could see that our enemy was listing to port, but was ... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2007

Perkins took a lump of iron from Seaman Trudgian! “It’s a kind of chuck for the hatches sir by the looks of it!” It was a p... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 30, 2007

Her mouth was a bloodied mess! Her tongue was a swollen bloodied stump! Her tongue had been severed within her mouth! God! How could anyo... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 31, 2007

Women and children! Children! There was nothing I could do! As the water swirled around the bottom of the companionway ladder, I could on... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 04, 2008

A seaman returned with a wooden bucket, steam rising from the hot water it contained! “Strip him Mr Jordan! Lower half!” I st... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 09, 2008

I strode to the Quartermaster’s area heading for the chartroom, Moses and Perkins followed in my wake. I spread the chart, using paperw... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 11, 2008

By 0100, as the watch bell rang, my anger had somewhat dissipated. I no longer felt the rage bubbling in my blood! I decided to retreat t... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 15, 2008

I raised my hands to call for quietness! “Men! I have cleared the lower decks…I wish to inform you that sadly, two of our lady gu... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 18, 2008

We assembled solemnly on the quarterdeck at 0955! Three canvas bundles lay on three separate wooden slides! It was a strange thing to thi... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 23, 2008

I went on deck at midday to take a reading of our position. The day was oppressively hot, the wind had dropped to a mere breeze, and our ... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 29, 2008

All through the hot afternoon the wind refused to blow! It was so hot that the caulking pitch between the deck timbers began to melt, mak... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 30, 2008

I paced restlessly, waiting for the crew to assemble! Finally, after what seemed an age, Perkins came to tell me that the lower decks had... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 04, 2008

The wind kept steady throughout the rest of the day. By evening it was between a force 6 and 7. Streaming the log at change over of the w... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 05, 2008

I woke from a dreamless slumber. Slipping from my bunk, I sponged my naked body under cold water from the wash-stand jug, changed into my... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 12, 2008

I had barely arrived in my cabin when there was a light knocking on the door! “Enter!” I called. The door opened, and a rathe... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 19, 2008

A tap on the door! “Enter!” “You wanted to see me Captain?” “Yes Mr Jordan! Come in and have a seat! Glass of clare... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 20, 2008

We approached the land with some sail clewed up! I didn’t want to be spotted at this juncture! The sun was already low on the horizon, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 23, 2008

I stayed in the chains for’ard with Farrel, desperately searching for the two dark smudges in the water that would signal we had found ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 26, 2008

As I swam along the length of the ship, with my head above water, I suddenly heard a sound…I stopped swimming, treading water I listene... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 01, 2008

I was jerked back to consciousness by hands grabbing my body. I was being lifted, swaying in the arms of the men in the boat. I felt myse... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 04, 2008

Just before 6 bells of the First watch, Moses informed me that the boats were loaded. I watched as they were cast off, filled to overflow... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 12, 2008

The safety of the trees was reached without incident. From here we could see plainly the large timber tower that must be the lookout towe... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 18, 2008

Women in the camp or not, I could not afford the luxury of contemplation. As we neared the huge gates, hung on massive iron hinges, I pon... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 21, 2008

The apparition that confronted me in the darkness was shocking! A woman, extremely thin, with very little hair and face covered with, wha... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 24, 2008

We met no resistance as we probed deeper into the camp! In the darkness it was impossible to see the total layout of the enclosure, but, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 01, 2008

Lasalle!!!…….. He looked thinner than the last time we had met! His hair was dirty and unkempt. He looked like he hadn’t slept in d... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 11, 2008

Like an ancient caravan, we left the site of the compound. Men carrying all manner of items salvaged from the encampment. Not least of wh... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 18, 2008

We edged our way back through the coral reef, taking soundings as we went. There were no mishaps this time. The two barrels were in plain... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 25, 2008

I clambered through the hatch onto the deck, the wind had certainly picked up! Men were aloft reefing in sail, our leeward rail was runni... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 29, 2008

By noon we were nearing the island, the tide was running, and in our favour. My stomach was full of nervous trembling. My mind was a whir... Read Chapter

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