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This story happened between 1714 and 1718. In this story of mine, I have changed the way that Blackbeard was supposed to be killed and the story I have written just might be the way Blackbeard died. I have tried to put together a story from what I have read and what I have learned on the waterways from my adventures and experiences of living and traveling on the water. The Outer Banks are filled with the fruits of God's larder. One had only to use skill and daring moves to survive in these days on the waterways. The story starts as Blackbeard the pirate glared across the campfire. The boy hidden in the bushes that could not be seen was scared. There would be no mercy for him if he was discovered. He learned how to hide and spy on his enemies from the Indian's on the Outer Banks. The boy had just turned 14 years old; he was looking across the fire at Blackbeard and is motley crew in the background. What his eyes focused on was the prettiest thing he had ever seen. She was partly dressed in a gown of blue and trimmed with silver. Her dark eyes flashed in defiance to what the pirate was saying. Her pretty red lips snarled in scorn, "and how much ransom do you think you will get if you have your way with me, and then throw me to your crew?" The smoke from the fire baffled and the boy took this time to back away and get out of the bushes. He made himself a promise, he would free this captive for himself or his bones would lie forever in the sands along the shore. Now he would try to prove his manhood.

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9781468500356 | Authorhouse, December 14, 2011, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: This story happened between 1714 and 1718.

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9781468500363 | Authorhouse, December 14, 2011, cover price $19.99

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Kathleen Olsen called Svenska Flicker by her grandmother is of Swedish stock. The old grandmother wants better than a shack on these beautiful Outer Banks Sea Shores; she wants her to have the whole world, as she did sailing with her husband. Kathleen is guarded well, not allowed to run loose as are many of the young girls of the Outer Banks. She is pure and innocent when a young captain flaunts his skill and daring to bring his schooner, white sails full into the inlet. Kathleen sees the captain and his ship, as her prince charming on his white charger. It was love at first sight and the romance blossoms. Married, the lovers sail on and on. Then Svenska shows a wild streak in her so demure ways and has to be punished. All is forgiven, the crew was happy. Then tragedy strikes, Kathleen dives from aloft in the rigging and hits the rail. Broken and bloody she is almost feed for the sharks. Bunk ridden, Kathleen tries to kill herself; she wants to set her young husband free to live a life without an invalid wife. Captain Kelley saves a man from being killed by muggers while docked in New York. He was once a famed surgeon turned into a drunk; he is signed on as ship doctor. He tends and studies Kathleen. Months later as a skilled surgeon again he operates on Kathleen's ailments. The good doctor is so pleased and once more acclaimed. He makes the down payment on a small freighter for the man that saved his life, and the little lady that gave him back his confidence. The good doctor waved good bye as the small freighter weighed anchor. Kathleen was tucked under her Captain's arm as the ship turned into the sinking sun.

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9781468532289 | Authorhouse, January 13, 2012, cover price $28.99

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9781468532296 | Authorhouse, January 13, 2012, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Kathleen Olsen called Svenska Flicker by her grandmother is of Swedish stock.

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Synopsis The captain was an author of several sea stories of adventures since his birth at sea. He had been born on the two mast schooner the "LIZZIE MAE" while she was "hove to" in a bad winter storm, around Boon Island Lighthouse. Now with recall he was ready to use his experienced for a new caper. With so many boats being stolen from Florida's ports going to Cuba and Mexico, it seemed that all one had to do was steal a sport fishing boat. While after a bribe to officials another charter boat was in business. If some person stole a loaf of bread to feed a hungry child he was a thief; if someone stole big he was considered to be smart. The captain decided he would think big. He would use his experience to hi-jack a big yacht. One he had just read about in the newspaper. She lay exposed at her dock site opposite the owner's casino. The "PRINCESS" seizure was completed and now was offshore of Atlantic City. The problem was to keep her from being seen and the pirates caught. The older captain used all of his experiences of a lifetime at sea. He confused his pursuers with several divisionary course directions. The deal was completed to return the "PRINCESS" to the owner. No! A last minute double cross killed the deal. Part 2 The "PRINCESS" was off on a cruise to the Far East, to be delivered to an oil rich sheik. The captain and his pirate crew were off for another dangerous cruise. The transfer of the big yacht was completed. The successful pirate crew now no longer identified as pirates was free to return home. They had their stashed aboard loot to incriminate them, one last cruise to finalize the venture.

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9781468555028 | Author Solutions, February 10, 2012, cover price $28.99

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9781468555035 | Author Solutions, February 10, 2012, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Synopsis The captain was an author of several sea stories of adventures since his birth at sea.

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Hardcover:

9781477223741 | Authorhouse, July 23, 2012, cover price $28.99

Paperback:

9781477223734 | Authorhouse, July 23, 2012, cover price $19.99

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The author along with his wife and two young grandsons are stranded at his (almost bomb proof) hunting camp in Marion, Maine after a severe snow storm blocks the roads. Unknown to the fact that there has been a disaster and all are dead, the captain travels by snowshoes to investigate. Rather than join his neighbors in death he must get himself, his wife, and the two boys on a long and dangerous cruise. The spindrift spray slashed across the windows of the pilot house. The rugged boat built for such weather dove into the waves and up she rose higher and higher, then down to stop with a crash and shudder. Captain Kelley at the wheel watched the compass heading like a hawk keeping the vessel headed into the waves, was a must. If the boat rolled off course and got hit on the side by a wave it could be the end. The heavy ice coating aloft in the rigging would not allow a quick rise. His tired eyes peered again at the compass and then looked ahead into the darkness. How anxiously he awaited daylight and the sun to melt off the ice from the rigging. What was he doing out here on the ocean in the winter storm? The answer to that question of course is the following interesting sea story: The Escape from the Atomic Fallout The rugged sea captain with his wife and two young grandsons went on a visit to his Maine hunting camp in late November and are stranded by atomic bomb fallout. They must get from the frigid cold weather to the warmer climate further down south. The preparations and start in a boat must be made from Lubec, Maine to the east coast of North Carolina, near Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

Hardcover:

9781481756983 | Authorhouse, July 18, 2013, cover price $32.99

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9781481756990 | Authorhouse, July 18, 2013, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The author along with his wife and two young grandsons are stranded at his (almost bomb proof) hunting camp in Marion, Maine after a severe snow storm blocks the roads.

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The “SPRIGHTLY LADY” and her Hurricane and Short Stories from Capt. Gardner M. Kelley Thelma a rich, “SPRIGHTLY LADY” with a nice yacht named for herself. She was very disappointed. She had been planning for a cruise to the Abaco’s, in the Bahamas before going north for the summer. She was looking at a picture of a body in a dingy, behind a sailing yacht. The body was not mentioned in the news. Probably was dumped overboard to save trouble for the officials, just another Bermuda Triangle mystery. The lady decided that she would have to put off going there, until she had some protection devises installed aboard. This would be done at City Island, New York Yacht Yard on the cruise north. She had no intentions of letting her world, her precious floating home be hi-jacked. The furthest we would go this winter would be Miami, Florida. The New River Yacht Yard is where the “SPRIGHTLY LADY” would soon be hauled out. This was for anti-fouling paint to be put on her bottom. She had a long cruise ahead. Thelma had spent much of her time at the lovely beach. It was not as nice as she remembered it from the past. The owner of the “SPRIGHTLY LADY” had enjoyed the winter months in Florida, the lavish parties aboard the yacht and her visits ashore to see her friends. Threats from the cold northerly winds were over for now. She sat with her husband Dennis and two other couples at Patricia Murphy’s elegant restaurant. She made the announcement, “We will be off for New York tomorrow.” Dennis protested, “I have a golf date tomorrow.” She said, “You have had enough golf for a while, now you can keep me company. The foliage along the banks is already changing, I am anxious to see it all.” Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

Hardcover:

9781504924832 | Authorhouse, August 20, 2015, cover price $32.99

Paperback:

9781504924849 | Authorhouse, August 20, 2015, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: The “SPRIGHTLY LADY” and her Hurricane and Short Stories from Capt.

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