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Tom Cringle's Log

by Michael Scott

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The title character of this 1834 novel is a midshipman serving aboard the HMS Torch. The episodic story follows his adventures both on land and sea. Fans of historical action fiction should find this fun.
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Reader's Digest of Books
"One of the most accurate pictures of West Indian life, both afloat and on shore, during the early part of the nineteenth century."

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"Said to rank with or surpass... Cooper and Marryat."

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At sea at the time of Trafalgar

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Now, said the Irish sergeant, "I could brain you, but it is not worth while!"--I question if he could, however, knowing as I did the thickness of their skulls, "Ah, here they come!"--and a dozen half drunken, more than half--naked, bloated, villainous--looking blackamoors, with shovels and pick--axes on their shoulders, came along the road, laughing and singing most lustily. They passed beneath where we sat, and, when about a stonecast beyond, they all jumped into a trench or pit, which I had not noticed before, about twenty feet long, by eight wide.

About the Author
Michael Scott (1789-1835) spent much of his life in the West Indies during one of the most dynamic periods in British colonial history. A plantation manager and merchant in Jamaica, his knowledge of Caribbean pirates was first-hand.

During his years in the West Indies, Tom Cringle's Log took shape in Scott's mind as a series of maritime and tropical adventure sketches. Later, after they were published anonymously in Blackwood's Magazine, the tales were melded together as an exciting novel.



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