A boat was swung out, speedily manned, and headed for the shelving beach of St Mary's Isle. Here, as Captain Paul Jones knew, dwelt one of the chief noblemen of the south of Scotland. The vine-clad, rambling mansion of the fourth Earl of Selkirk was just behind the fringe of trees skirting the shore. According to the official report of this descent upon St Mary's Isle, it was the captain's intention to capture Selkirk, drag him on board the Ranger, and carry him as a hostage to some harbour in France. But it is possible that there was another and more personal object. Paul Jones, it is said, believed that he was a natural son of the Scottish nobleman.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Louis Aubrey Wood
Published Date - August 30 2019
ISBN - 9780266230595
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
Page Count - 187
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