A Table of Contents Parts 231 through 260

Part the Two Hundred Thirty First:  The Review of the Compliment

–         As the Swallow sails out, over her first meal Hope starts to get to know the crew better

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Second: The Highwayman’s Tale

–         Alfred Mason relays his tale of robbing travelers in the north and what brought him to the New World

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Third: Les Deux Maarins Arguant

–         Michel de Barrer and Georges de Flanders prove how intertwined their destinies are, despite their best efforts

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Fourth: By Blood Branded

–         Robert Mullins shares his observations, while Pedro de Rojo reveals his past

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Fifth: To Be Ready For The Way Ahead

–         Hope finds herself troubled that she can’t do what she needs to in order to save Abigail

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Sixth: The Triangle Trap

–         Charles Turley relays to a tired Hope how he came to the New World, pursuing the Triangle Trade in an ill-fated venture…

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Seventh: The Reckoning Ashore

–         Turley continues his tale of woe, as the voyage goes from horrible to decidedly worse…

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Eighth: Reduced and Reclaimed

–         Turley finishes his tale, and must come to some form of acceptance with Osei…

Part the Two Hundred Thirty Ninth: Attacked From the Air

–         The tension aboard the Swallow is cut by the arrival of strange flying creatures…

Part the Two Hundred Fortieth: The Alchemist’s Tale

–         Over flying fish stew, William Jukes relays his tale as an alchemist’s apprentice, serving under George Starkey

Part the Two Hundred Forty First: From Lead to Gold

–         Jukes continues his tale, relating his experiments with Starkey and being given Robert Boyle as a new master…

Part the Two Hundred Forty Second:  From Gold to Led to Sea

–         Jukes concludes his tale, explaining why he left Boyle at Oxford, and why he’s not eating his stew…

Part the Two Hundred Forty Third: Precious to Touch

–         Hope confides to Charity that she doesn’t trust Jukes, and Charity tries to get her to relax…

Part the Two Hundred Forty Fourth: Surprised on the Deck

–         Hope’s restless night continues as she shares a moment with Samuel

Part the Two Hundred Forty Fifth: Auto de Fe y Amor

–         Samuel relates a tale of the Inquisition and how that brought his parents together, as Hope tries to get closer to Samuel

Part the Two Hundred Forty Sixth: Of Remembrances and Evocations

–         Samuel discusses an incident from his childhood as Hope considers what she wants now…

Part the Two Hundred Forty Seventh: Preparing to Be Boarded

–         Hope lets Samuel know exactly what she wants, and has to deal with his reaction under difficult circumstances…

Part the Two Hundred Forty Eighth: All Hands on Deck!

–         The first action for the Swallow finds them coming up with a plan under desperate conditions as a raider swoops down upon them…

Part the Two Hundred Forty Ninth: Black Birds Singing in the Dead of Night

–         The raider hails Hope and her crew as they prepare for action, the Dark Eagle meeting with the quickly-christened Black Swallow

Part the Two Hundred Fiftieth: Into the Light of the Dark Black Night

–         The Black Swallow has her first engagement, trying to flee the Dark Eagle before she sinks or seizes the sloop…

Part the Two Hundred Fifty First: What You Don’t Know Can’t

–         As the Black Swallow approaches Santiago, Hope gets ready for what’s to come by not doing something…

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Second: One Last Piece

–         To get her courage up, Hope sings one last time before the assault

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Third: Past the Teeth of the Beast

–         The Black Swallow sails pass the gate to Santiago’s harbor as the question comes up concerning how to deal with de Colera

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Fourth: All Ashore That’s Going Ashore

–         The Black Swallow desperately beaches in order that the crew can come after de Colera before the breezes die

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Fifth: Preparing to Fly

–         The crew march inland, discovering a cache put aside for an escape

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Sixth: The Fruits of Evil

–         The sight of the slaves who were plotting to escape, hung by de Colera, is used by Hope to rally the crew to continue on

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Seventh: A Sudden Encounter

–         Nina, a slave escaping from de Colera, literally runs into Hope at just the right time

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Eighth: Fire and Brimstone

–         Hope and the raiders make their way to the forge, where they look into what they have on hand for Jukes to make black powder

Part the Two Hundred Fifty Ninth: Waste of an Opportunity

–         As the raiders discuss how best to make black powder with what they have on hand, Hope discovers some valuable information from Nina

Part the Two Hundred Sixtieth: Around the Henhouse

–         Hope comes up with a plan for liberating Abigail, which falls apart as she executes it…

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