The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists: A Novel

By Gideon Defoe

No longer on account that Moby-Dick...No, now not due to the fact that Treasure Island...Actually, no longer given that Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an event with Scientists, that includes the best sea-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, even though he lives for months at a time at sea, one way or the other manages to maintain his beard silky and in reliable condition.

Worried that his pirates are becoming uninterested in a lifetime of winking at lovely local women and attempting to stick sufficient jellyfish jointly to make a bouncy fort, the Pirate Captain makes a decision it is excessive time to spearhead an adventure.

While trying to find a few significant pirate booty, he mistakenly assaults the younger Charles Darwin's Beagle after which leads his ragtag team from the unique Galapagos Islands to the fog-filled streets of Victorian London. There they come upon grisly homicide, vanishing girls, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself. and that is now not even the half it.

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