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Captain Blood (II). Captain Blood (II) was created by H. De Vere Stacpoole (Mynheer Amayat, Lavenne, Dick Lestrange, Man in Grey (I), Jacques Radoub, Sigurdson, Captain Slocum) and appeared in four stories in The Popular Magazine in 1916 and 1917, beginning with “The Captain Gets A Ship” (The Popular Magazine, Nov. 7, 1916).
Captain Blood was an Irishman of the black-haired, blue-eyed type, a presentable man and a great favorite with the ladies, with scarcely a trace of the Irish accent, but a voice that would soothe the devil to sleep, and a temper that when roused carried all before it. this gentleman had lost several ships, he had lost several small fortunes gotten more or less illegitimately he had lost caste in several ports of the world, but somehow or another he had never lost a friend. He had run guns, and he had run gin, his name had been whispered coupled with the word “barratry.” In earlier and freer times, privateering and grand smuggling would, without any manner of doubt, have claimed him and held him by their charms. In these flat times he was just a free lance.
He and his friend Billy Harman have various adventures at sea until they buy a guano island and retire from the proceeds.
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