The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves  (1906) 
by Max Pemberton
c. 1894. Frontispiece by Fred T. Jane, other illustrations by Gordon Browne

In this mood the daft lad raved whisperingly; but Hal stood wondering and still with the sudden alarm. Should he descend the companion silently, or should he fire a shot and bring the sleepers to their feet that way? For a moment he did not know, and as he waited twenty figures—armed, most of them, with knives and iron bars, but three carrying revolvers—came with cat-like tread from the deckhouse amidships to the poop.


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"THE MOON FLOODING PICTURESQUELY UPON THE WILDNESS OF THE BAY" (p. 101)



THE
SEA WOLVES

BY
MAX PEMBERTON

AUTHOR OF "THE IRON PIRATE," "IMPREGNABLE
CITY
," "GIANT'S GATE," ETC ETC.

With a Frontispiece by Fred T. Jane and
Eight Illustrations by Gordon Browne

CASSELL and COMPANY, Limited
LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK & MELBOURNE MCMVI

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



To

MY FRIEND

CLEMENT KING SHORTER

I INSCRIBE THIS STORY WITH DEEP

REGARD



AUTHOR'S NOTE

It may not be without interest here to recall the fact that tradition tells to-day of a woman in Southern Europe who takes with her to many cities the reputation of a wrecker. Nor is the scene of the work, which gossip ascribes to her, removed by many leagues from that shore upon which some of the happenings in this book are laid. The account of the means by which bullion is shipped to the Continent by two, at least, of our greater financial houses is, I believe, accurate in all its details. I am much indebted to one who has recently returned from Russia on such a business as I have here ventured to describe for many of the particulars incorporated in the story.


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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


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