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Download 04 - The Wonderful Fight of the Exchange of Bristol with the Pirates of Algiers audio
Download 05 - The Daughter of the Great Mogul audio
Download 06 - Barbarossa - King of the Corsairs audio
Download 07 - Morgan at Puerto Bello audio
Download 08 - The Ways of the Buccaneers audio
Download 09 - A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates, Part 1 audio
Download 10 - A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates, Part 2 audio
Download 11 - A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates, Part 3 audio
Download 12 - Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby audio
Download 13 - Francis Lolonois the Slave Who Became a Pirate King audio
Download 14 - The Fight between the Dorrill and the Moca audio
Download 15 - Jaddi the Malay Pirate audio
Download 16 - The Terrible Ladrones audio
Download 17 - The Female Captive audio
Download 18 - The Passing of Mogul Mackenzie audio
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Piracy embodies the romance of the sea at its highest expression. It is a sad but inevitable commentary on our civilization, that, so far as the sea is concerned, it has developed from its infancy down to a century or so ago, under one phase or another of piracy. If men were savages on land they were doubly so at sea, and all the years of maritime adventure--years that added to the map of the world till there was little left to discover--could not wholly eradicate the piratical germ. It went out gradually with the settlement and ordering of the far-flung British colonies. Great Britain, foremost of sea powers, must be credited with doing more both directly and indirectly for the abolition of crime and disorder on the high seas than any other force. But the conquest was not complete till the advent of steam which chased the sea-rover into the farthest corners of his domain. It is said that he survives even today in certain spots in the Chinese waters,--but he is certainly an innocuous relic. A pirate of any sort would be as great a curiosity today if he could be caught and exhibited as a fabulous monster. (Summary from text)

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