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    enter or plea or had their chest cavity caved in. However, during the Kidd hearing, justices followed treason trial precedent to force pleas from defendants, “If you were indicted for Felony, and you will not plead, the Law takes it in nature of a Confession, and Judgment must pass, as if you were proved guilty.” Although holding no legislative authority in England, the Piracy Act of 1700, drafted three years before the Kidd trial, contains nearly identical language and may have been the origin

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    The Oak Island Money Pit

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    The Discovery The Oak Island Money Pit was discovered the summer of 1795 by Daniel McGinnis. He was drawn into the island by strange lights visible from his house. Upon his investigation, he comes across a block and tackle hung directly over a circular indentation on the island’s floor. Daniel, along with two of his friends John Smith and Anthony Vaughan started to dig out the bizarre pit. Their curiosity is due to that time period being the pinnacle of the “Golden Age of Piracy (Maritime Museum

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    Treasure Island

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    Treasure Island Treasure Island is an epic adventure: a tale of pirates, treasure, and exploration of an unknown and mysterious island.  Throughout the course of the book, many lessons are learned that give the reader advice so he/she can better survive in the real world.  The literal Treasure Island itself represents the world in which we live, a world with many hazards and scattered rewards to be found.  The bookís most important lesson to be learned though, is that a solid command of

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    This story is about a boy named Jim Hawkins who lives at an inn that his mother and father run and watch over. So one normal day, a pirate looking man walked into the door for somewhere to stay in for a couple of nights. This pirate looking man was called the captain {Bill}, because he never told the Hawkins family what his real name was. So every day the inn family would provide him with food and shelter and Rum. He would always drink to much rum and he would become every drunk and inconsiderate

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    They gave up after some time in which many others came flocking to the area to continue digging. Supposedly, this was towards the end of the pirate era and many believe that Captain Kidd must have left his treasure on that island. There were a few “mysterious” objects that were unearthed; wooden planks, discovered the hole was a shaft, chains, and a stone of inscriptions which was supposedly translated to, “Forty feet below two million

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    "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a short story by Washington Irving that many wonder about. It teaches a lesson and has many archetypes in the characters. In literature, an archetype is a typical character, a type of action, or a situation that leads to the representation of such universal patterns of human nature. An archetype may be a character, a theme, a symbol or it can even be a setting. Tom walker is the protagonist of the story he is the main character. Tom Walker is an outrageously self-confident

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    David Cordingly is a maritime historian and the author of many historical pirate books. Cordingly’s book Under the Black Flag: The Romance and Reality of Life Among the Pirates shows how the pirates of fictional works have shifted from the reality of pirates’ lifestyles. The book describes the life of pirate crews along with documented evidence as proof to make the book fascinating and full of interesting information. The purpose of the book is to tell the real story of pirates who lived in the past

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    from food and alcohol, to laptops and expensive jewelry. Believe it or not these shoplifters are mimicking one of the most well known pirates, William Kidd. William Kidd was a simple captain that turned out to be one of the most famous pirates of all time, because his idea to bury his treasure when the British came to hang him revolutionized piracy. Kidd was not always a wanted criminal, in fact for most of his life he was well respected and had dreams to join the British Navy. His earliest known

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    Book Jackets

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    books such as Ralph Ellison's The Invisible Man , Joseph Heller's Catch-22 and newer titles such as Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby . There's even a celebrity book jacket designer in our midst; it's hard to miss Chip Kidd and his eclectic and eye catching designs gracing the shelves of bookstores and libraries across the country and the world. The book jacket has come a long way since its early inception as a protector of books; it has become the first step in the reading

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    Madagascar

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    Indonesians are believed to have migrated to the island about B.C.E. 700. Archaeologists have found human remains dating back 2000 years. Madagascar was a favorite base for sea pirates in the 1600’s and 1700’s, including the famous Captain Kidd. The French made the island a protectorate in 1885, and then in 1894-95 ended the monarchy. In 1908 a colonial administration was set up, to which the Comoro Islands were attached. In World War II the British occupied Madagascar, which retained

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