Yo, ho, ho! Pirate hunters will be quick to capture this invaluable companion to the best-selling Pirateology.
Ahoy, mates! Can you tell fore from aft and port from starboard? Can you tie a reef knot with your eyes closed? Do you know what misdemeanors to avoid at sea? Are you practiced in the art of decoding a treasure map? This elaborate workbook features:
* Cautionary tales of pirates through history
Working through the ranks from cabin boy to able seaman to bo’sun, readers aspire to the title of well-feared captain of their own ship. Pirates beware!
About Dugald A. Steer
Dugald A. Steer, Editor: "With what trepidation I sat down to give my editorial attentions to what was clearly the masterwork of a very erudite man, should be obvious to all who read this book." So begins a letter, written in 1894, from Dugald Steer to an Oxford friend. The letter goes on to explain how a chance meeting with Dr. Ernest Drake at the BULL'S HEAD TAVERN in Dorking, Surrey, made him more than a little curious. Skeptical at first, he took up Dr. Drake's offer to meet him at his house and St. Leonard's Forest, and to attend one of the S.A.S.D. meetings in London. There, he became further involved in Dr. Drake's work, joining him on an expedition to Scotland to try and estimate the hunting range of the Dornoch Wyrm. As he writes, the trip was, "a cause of some emotion, as many of my relative, particularly the Ross branch, come from so near."