Monday, October 13, 2014

The End to the Notorious Black Pearl

"Such was the end of the Black Pearl!  She had been a floating den of vice, murder, and every conceivable form of infamy, and now her lawless and adventurous career had terminated in her becoming a target for the guns of her avengers. Her career of murder and terror and destruction was ended at last, and the evil spirit of those seas was laid...

A few seconds later her stern was seen to lift high and her bows to point downward; steeper and steeper became the angle of her decks and then, with a slow forward movement that quickly became a diving rush, she plunged to the bottom, vanishing from their sight in a whirl and froth of water."

 Across the Spanish Main, Chapter 14, Harry Collingwood

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