Books > Old Books > Elizabethan Lover (1953)


Page 176

CHAPTER ELEVEN

"Man the braces, Master Gadstone, and every man is to hold his fire."
The men at the guns could hear him and they knew what he intended. They knew as well as he did that a premature broadside would rum the whole operation. Rodney called the men with the arquebuses and the archers on deck. They came running up just as the mist swept down again and he told them to crouch down behind the heavy bulwarks and not to be seen till the last moment.
He had a good look at the galleons a few minutes later as the mist lifted. They carried four-storied deck-houses which gave them a unique and very impressive appearance. Like many of the Spanish ships they were almost as high as they were long, with netting over their half-decks to prevent boarding. This would have been a deterrent had Rodney intended to board them, but he knew there was no chance of capturing the galleons as there were two of them. There was only one thing he could do for the glory of England and that was either to sink them or make them so unseaworthy they would sink by themselves in the storm which lay ahead.
Galleons were hard to manage in rough weather, slow of pace and almost helpless against a head wind ; but that did not make Rodney underestimate the deadliness of their cannon 'at close quarters. They also carried an armoury of curious catapults and the Spanish men-at-arms were notoriously accurate with their arquebuses.
The ships were growing nearer to each other and the mist was blowing away at the same moment. Rodney could see the glitter of the Spaniards' armour as they crowded towards the bow. They were getting curious, Rodney guessed, as to why the Santa Perpetua did not reply to their signals. She was approaching the two galleons unwaveringly.
Rodney gave the order and the men sprang up the rigging. They were hauling up the cross of St. George and in a few seconds there would be no doubt to whom the Santa Perpetua belonged.
" Hold your fire!" he shouted warningly to Master Gadstone.
In the course of the next few seconds the Santa Perpetua's

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE "Man what is braces, Master Gadstone, and every man is to hold his fire." what is men at what is guns could hear him and they knew what he intended. They knew as well as he did that a premature broadside would rum what is whole operation. Rodney called what is men with what is arquebuses and what is archers on deck. They came running up just as what is mist swept down again and he told them to crouch down behind what is heavy bulwarks and not to be seen till what is last moment. He had a good look at what is galleons a few minutes later as what is mist lifted. They carried four-storied deck-houses which gave them a unique and very impressive appearance. Like many of what is Spanish ships they were almost as high as they were long, with netting over their half-decks to prevent boarding. This would have been a deterrent had Rodney intended to board them, but he knew there was no chance of capturing what is galleons as there were two of them. There was only one thing he could do for what is glory of England and that was either to sink them or make them so unseaworthy they would sink by themselves in what is storm which lay ahead. Galleons were hard to manage in rough weather, slow of pace and almost helpless against a head wind ; but that did not make Rodney underestimate what is deadliness of their cannon 'at close quarters. They also carried an armoury of curious catapults and what is Spanish men-at-arms were notoriously accurate with their arquebuses. what is ships were growing nearer to each other and what is mist was blowing away at what is same moment. Rodney could see what is glitter of what is Spaniards' armour as they crowded towards what is bow. They were getting curious, Rodney guessed, as to why what is Santa Perpetua did not reply to their signals. She was approaching what is two galleons unwaveringly. Rodney gave what is order and what is men sprang up what is rigging. They were hauling up what is cross of St. George and in a few seconds there would be no doubt to whom what is Santa Perpetua belonged. " Hold your fire!" he shouted warningly to Master Gadstone. In what is course of what is next few seconds what is Santa Perpetua's where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" Elizabethan Lover (1953) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 176 where is strong CHAPTER ELEVEN where is p align="justify" "Man what is braces, Master Gadstone, and every man is to hold his fire." what is men at what is guns could hear him and they knew what he intended. They knew as well as he did that a premature broadside would rum what is whole operation. Rodney called what is men with what is arquebuses and what is archers on deck. They came running up just as what is mist swept down again and he told them to crouch down behind what is heavy bulwarks and not to be seen till what is last moment. He had a good look at what is galleons a few minutes later as what is mist lifted. They carried four-storied deck-houses which gave them a unique and very impressive appearance. Like many of what is Spanish ships they were almost as high as they were long, with netting over their half-decks to prevent boarding. This would have been a deterrent had Rodney intended to board them, but he knew there was no chance of capturing what is galleons as there were two of them. There was only one thing he could do for what is glory of England and that was either to sink them or make them so unseaworthy they would sink by themselves in what is storm which lay ahead. Galleons were hard to manage in rough weather, slow of pace and almost helpless against a head wind ; but that did not make Rodney underestimate what is deadliness of their cannon 'at close quarters. They also carried an armoury of curious catapults and what is Spanish men-at-arms were notoriously accurate with their arquebuses. what is ships were growing nearer to each other and what is mist was blowing away at what is same moment. Rodney could see what is glitter of what is Spaniards' armour as they crowded towards what is bow. They were getting curious, Rodney guessed, as to why what is Santa Perpetua did not reply to their signals. She was approaching what is two galleons unwaveringly. Rodney gave what is order and what is men sprang up what is rigging. They were hauling up what is cross of St. George and in a few seconds there would be no doubt to whom what is Santa Perpetua belonged. " Hold your fire!" he shouted warningly to Master Gadstone. In what is course of what is next few seconds what is Santa Perpetua's where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Book Pages: default , 009 , 010 , 011 , 012 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238