By Terry Deary
Tom is a cabin boy for Captain Francis Drake, on his project to scouse borrow South American gold from the Spanish fleet. Can Tom continue to exist the journey around the international, via waves 3 times the peak in their tiny send, aid Drake defeat the Spanish galleons - and are available again rich?
A tremendous tale mixing pirate legend with ancient truth and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters!
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He was also a great sailor and fearless fighter. com This electronic edition published in March 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Text copyright © 2011 Terry Deary Illustrations copyright © 2011 Helen Flook The rights of Terry Deary and Helen Flook to be identified as the author and illustrator of this work have been asserted by them in accordance with the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988. eISBN 978-1-4081-8107-2 A CIP catalogue for this book is available from the British Library. All rights reserved You may not copy, distribute, transmit, reproduce or otherwise make available this publication (or any part of it) in any form, or by any means (including without limitation electronic, digital, optical, mechanical, photocopying, printing, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the publisher.
The kick from the gun was so great it cracked the hull and we could see the gunboat start to fill with water. Soldiers scrambled to reach the other two gunboats, grabbed for the oars and almost upset them. Drake laughed, rose to his feet and took off his hat. He waved it at the panicking Spanish. ” he cried. ” Chapter Ten Wealth and Wounds We helped Jed down onto the Golden Hind and sailed off into the western sunset. ” “Oh, but Captain Drake, I’m not! I’m a good citizen of England. ” “You are now, Tom,” he said quietly.
Shut up, son, and get your sea-boots on. ” He laughed at his joke. I didn’t. Chapter Two Gold and Goodbyes I cried. I’m not ashamed to tell you, sir, I cried like a baby. I stood on the deck of the ship, the Pelican, and I sniffled. Men and boys lined up on the sun-warmed planks. Some joked, some chatted like magpies and some stood grim-faced and angry. I was the only one weeping. Suddenly, a cabin door opened and I had my first sight of Francis Drake. He wasn’t a tall man, but he strutted around like our backyard bantam cock, eyes fierce in a wind-burned face, chest puffed out and beard ruffled by the breeze.
The Pirate Lord by Terry Deary