Captain Adam Author:Donald Barr Chidsey Adam Long was an indentured servant, but before he was twenty-five he had won his way to the top of the heap over mutineers, pirates, the merchants of Newport and the noblemen of London. He was the son of the Earl of Tillinghast, and so of noble blood, according to rumor. When he was twenty-two he won his freedom suit and was elected captain of ... more »the trim, wonderfully fast schooner Goodwill to Men which he had helped to build in the shipyards of Queen Anne's bustling Rhode Island colony.
Captain Adam could have married Deborah Selden, but he had other things to do. He had to prove himself, he had to make his fortune, and he had to solve the mystery of his birth.
In those days the seas were catch-as-catch-can and rip-roaring with many other hazards besides the wind and the weather. Adam's little vessel had to run the gauntlet of smugglers, coasters, pirates and men-o'-war in the dangerous waters of "Scaredy-Cat Sea," off Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas.
Real trouble started when Adam acquired a passenger-Lady Maisie Treadway of London, red-haired, beautiful, young and very feminine. Then things happened in turbulent succession. Adam's quest led him through amazing adventures, eventually to London and to the greatest surprise of his life.« less