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Captain's cabin

Barbary pirates

He’d been isolated from his shipmates for a reason.
Singled out so they could get to him?  Easily dragged to the mast  if there was any trouble. 29 more words

Historical Moments

A lesson from history .....

Barbary pirates

Every back he passed was striped  ..  welts marking broad muscled backs  ..  evidence of the hardships above decks.
Black faces turned to him as he was pushed along.   13 more words

Historical Moments

A little history .....

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For centuries pirates went out from the North African cities plundering ships and capturing European travellers and sailors as slaves.  Ostensibly subject to the Ottoman Empire, Constantinople turned a blind eye as long as the taxes rolled in. 332 more words

Historical Moments

Under a watchful eye

Barbary pirates

Saved by the skin of his teeth.  Saved from dying the most excruciating death.  Mitchell had to be grateful to his shipmates.  Like sheep to the slaughter  ..   38 more words

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Singled-out

Barbary pirates

He was one of their own.  Mitchell was a popular guy.  They’d drunk together, got into brawls together.  They’d shared a whore.
You just couldn’t let it happen.   6 more words

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