After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devilas Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackettas father threatens Genesteras inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genesteras orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his fatheras legacy. From the Paperback edition.I must make another bow and some arrows, and I must get skins for a warmer jacket, for now I stood in nothing but breeches and shirt, neither of which would last. In the meantime I had to eat. Several times along the river I had seen great turtles; I saw none now. ... I could make a fish-trap. ... Forming a hoop of one of these I began to bind the ends of the others to the hoop at intervals, using willow barkanbsp;...
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