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Latitude 19 degree by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield

[Illustration: A Queen but yesterday. (See page 418.)]

LATITUDE 19 deg.

A ROMANCE OF THE WEST INDIES IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY

_Being a faithful account and true, of the painful adventures of the Skipper, the Bo's'n, the Smith, the Mate, and Cynthia_

BY MRS. SCHUYLER CROWNINSHIELD _Author of Where the Trade Winds Blow_

ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE GIBBS

[Illustration]

NEW YORK D. APPLETON AND COMPANY 1898

COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

_All rights reserved._

To

C. S. C.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I.--OUR INVOLUNTARY LANDING 5

II.--OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE NATIVES 29

III.--WE CHANGE OUR CAMP, AND CYNTHIA DISCOVERS A DISTURBING ELEMENT 45

IV.--THE SKIPPER MAKES A PRAYER 68

V.--A MYSTERIOUS FLIGHT 84

VI.--THE PIRATES RETURN 99

VII.--A VILLAIN MEETS HIS END AND A PRISONER ESCAPES 125

VIII.--A LIVING DEATH 143

IX.--I AM RESCUED 159

X.--THE MINION POINTS A MORAL, ALTHOUGH HE DOES NOT ADORN A TALE 169

XI.--THE BO'S'N HIDES THE TREASURE 189

XII.--THE SKIPPER AGAIN ENACTS THE ROLE OF CHAPLAIN 204

XIII.--I COMMIT THE ERROR OF MY LIFE 222

XIV.--WE START OUT TO LAY A SNARE AND FALL INTO A TRAP 240

XV.--WE MEET SOME STRANGE ACQUAINTANCES, ARE MADE PRISONERS, AND LOSE OUR ONLY MEANS OF RESCUE 259

XVI.--THE GOAT WITHOUT HORNS 277

XVII.--I MEET AN OLD FRIEND AND LOSE MY ALL 297

XVIII.--WE FIND A NEW ABODE, AND ZALEE DEPARTS TO SEEK SUCCOUR 308

XIX.--WE MEET FOR THE SECOND TIME WITH "LE BRUIT DU GOUFFRE," AND I TAKE ANOTHER JOURNEY 325


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