A Table of Contents Parts 123 through 164

Part the One Hundred Twenty Third: Getting Underway Again

–         A week later, the Raging Gale is repaired and the ship is guided back into the water

 

Part the One Hundred Twenty Fourth: Sounding Charity

–         Charity’s joining the crew is reflected on by Hope and Abigail; Hope has reason to hide from her captain Charity’s hand in killing Andrews

 

Part the One Hundred Twenty Fifth: Close Hauled from Tortuga

–         The Gale sets out from Tortuga, putting up resistance to her new heading

 

Part the One Hundred Twenty Sixth: The Troubling Sea Dog

–         Hope notices Charity watching her, which puts disturbing images in her mind

 

Part the One Hundred Twenty Seventh: The Bermuda Rig Sloop

–         First thing in the morning, the Gale spies a sloop with smugglers aboard, which Abigail decides would best be taken through treachery

 

Part the One Hundred Twenty Eighth: Hoisting and Trimming the Colors

–         In getting ready for the trap, Charity asks Hope to switch dresses with her, which Hope believes is a trick to watch her disrobe

 

Part the One Hundred Twenty Ninth: The Bait On the Hook

–         The Gale tries to pass herself off as a Dutch trader, with the women aboard behaving like ladies to lull the sloop into letting her guard down, a plan Hope has problems with

 

Part the One Hundred Thirtieth: Red Sanders and the Blonde

–         The smugglers come aboard to share information; among them is an Englishman who too late realizes the sloop is in a trap

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty First: The Horrid Truth Revealed

–         The trap is sprung by the Gale, but not without resistance, for which the Englishman pays with his life

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Second: To Blow the Man Down

–         After the sloop is plundered, Abigail takes Charity to task for her quick killer instinct

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Third: The Powder Monkey’s Tail

–         Charity is still concerned about Abigail and Hope’s reaction to her, though the opportunity to go after another prize giver her a chance to prove herself

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Fourth: Hope’s Enlightenment

–         As the Gale swoops down on another prize, Hope is quizzed by Abigail and demonstrates that she understands the sweet trade better

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Fifth: Swooping On Her Prey

–         The Gale closes in on her victim to a rhythm provided by Hope, unaware that the hunter is becoming the hunted

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Sixth: A Pique of Anger

–         Faced with the coming of the Casa del Sol, Sanders decides to destroy her prize rather than let it sail on unmolested

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Seventh: Sending Her to the Bottom

–         The Gale goes for her prize and sinks her, expecting and assuming that a ship in distress will keep the Casa from following her

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Eighth: The Raking of the Gale

–         The Casa pursues the Gale, then turns to fire her guns at her with devastating effect

 

Part the One Hundred Thirty Ninth: Seeing to the Dead

–         The Gale tends to its dead as the Casa tends to other business before it finishes off her prey

 

Part the One Hundred Fortieth: The Run to Arecibo

–         Sanders offers her crew a desperate plan to avoid the Casa: deploy the oars to row to the nearest (Spanish) port

 

Part the One Hundred Forty First: Keeping the Beat

–         Hope finds herself uncomfortable beating the decks to keep time for the rowers, and takes action to salve her conscience

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Second: Coming Ashore

–         The Gale rows into the inlet near Arecibo, reading itself to raid the town with Hope too tired to be scared of either action

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Third: El Ecomienda

–         A shore party from the Gale meets Esteban, Abigail’s contacts for under the table trades, a man willing to trade anything or anyone if he could

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Fourth: Closing the Deal

–         After a scare, the negotiations with Esteban continue, threatening to put at least one of the Gale’s crew in irons to meet his price

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Fifth: The Quiet History

–         Hope is with Osei in Arecibo’s marketplace, where Hope realizes that she hasn’t spent enough time to get to know the quartermaster better

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Sixth: Coming Ashore Triumphant

–         Hope and Osei find the commotion in Arecibo’s port is caused by the arrival of a visitor who draws everyone’s attention to him with his charisma, including Hope

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Seventh: The Man of the Moment

–         Hope is in for a nasty surprise as she realizes who this compelling man is:  The Baron De Colera, who arrived in Arecibo aboard his vessel, the Casa del Sol

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Eighth: The Panicked Parley

–         Hope and Osei share their intelligence about De Colera and the Casa, which makes the crew nervous

 

Part the One Hundred Forty Ninth: The Storm Before the Calm

–         Tensions flare at the parley, before Hope makes an observation that gives the crew a plan and a new direction

 

Part the One Hundred Fiftieth: The Frustrating Smile and the Songs Sung

–         Hope challenges Abigail’s leadership style, but rather than press the issue lets it drive her mad while she resumes playing for the crew

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty First: The Parley’s Puppet Protests

–         Osei notices Hope’s ongoing agitation from the parley, and as she discusses her feeling Osei starts to share his tale

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Second: The Fante Lad is Seized

–         Osei begins his tale with the account of the Akan raid that put him on a ship for the New World

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Third: Sold to the Spider

–         Osei continues, describing the Middle Passage to Havana and his purchase by Señorita Maria Isabel de Cordova

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Fourth: The Dark Desires of de Cordova

–         Osei takes a moment to try and describe the horrible things his mistress forced him into during his time as her slave

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Fifth: The Anxious Audition

–         Osei shares how he was found by Captain Dyck’s crew, and what he did to prove he was indeed a pirate…

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Sixth: Mastery Among Men

–         Osei finishes his tale, up through meeting Abigail, and offers a clue as to why he’s not the captain…

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Seventh: Between the Head and the Heart

–         Hope turns to Charity to help reconcile what she thinks with what she believes

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Eighth: The Tact Up the Hill

–         At Jamestown, Nevis, Hope decides to break away from Abigail’s plan to roust the taverns, and try a different approach to getting an audience with the governor

 

Part the One Hundred Fifty Ninth: Handling the Blessing

–         Hope’s foray into the rich part of town finds her saving a mezuzah and meeting the man on whose house it was mounted

 

Part the One Hundred Sixtieth: The People Chosen

–         Hope is introduced to Samuel de Cadiz and his mother, and starts to get to know them better

 

Part the One Hundred Sixty First: The Mark of Prudence

–         Hope compels Charity to overcome her prejudice as Samuel is encouraged to intercede on their behalf with the governor 

 

Part the One Hundred Sixty Second: A History of Tough Negotiations

–         Hope finds out from Abigail how she got an audience with governors in the past on their way to meet Samuel, who is sponsoring them to Nevis’ Governor

 

Part the One Hundred Sixty Third: The Governor’s Assessment

–         Hope, Abigail and Samuel negotiate for the letter of marque with the Governor of Nevis, who seems very drawn to Hope…

 

Part the One Hundred Sixty Fourth: The Price of the Venture

–          Negotiations for the letter of marque come down to money, and a price is decided based on word of the Little Plate Fleet

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