Anatomy of the Ship - The ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY by Peter Goodwin

By Peter Goodwin

Книга Anatomy of the send - The ARMED shipping BOUNTY Anatomy of the send - The ARMED delivery BOUNTY Книги Вооружение Автор: Peter Goodwin Год издания: 1988 Формат: pdf Издат.:Conway Maritime Press Страниц: one zero one Размер: 12.97 Mb Язык: Русский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:               

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Children, soldiers, and sailors huddled there in terror, crammed together belly to backside. They had been so since the day before, forced into great discomfort as they struggled to stay alive, resorting to urinating and defecating in wooden buckets, and eating sour saltpork with filthy fingers. Now they were turning rancid themselves with the stench of fear. qxd 2/7/03 10:50 AM Page 21 Fatal Treasure 21 On the port side, a bulkhead beam splintered and the sea rolled in. Some of the crew attempted to scramble for safety.

A smile, then he said that I should take out my credit card and put $1,000 on it and become one of his limited partners. qxd 2/7/03 10:49 AM Page 18 18 Jedwin Smith would surely pay off because any day now his divers would be bringing $400 million in treasure to the surface. “I just know it’s gonna happen. I just know it,” he said in a soft voice, which made me believe he had said this more for his own benefit than mine. “Just think of it, kid. Four hundred million dollars in treasure. And you could be a part of it; you could become a limited partner and share all the goodies.

Qxd 2/7/03 10:49 AM Page 17 Fatal Treasure 17 “There’s one other thing that’s important to keep in mind,” he said, chuckling. ” # Mel Fisher spoke for almost an hour and a half that day. I was later told this was almost 80 minutes longer than normal: he was noted for his short attention span, even when the subject was long-lost treasure. S. Supreme Court. He went on about his troubles with “smallminded government”—how the state of Florida continually sought to confiscate the fruits of his lifelong labor.

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