Title: Morgan's Daughter
Author: H.G. de Lisser
Cover artist: Uncredited
Yours for: $16
Best things about this cover:
- "Remove the ascot at once, or you will force me to make use of what appears to be an awfully anachronistic-looking handgun … sir."
- I hope this is a bodice-ripper, 'cause she's certainly ready.
- He has double fear hand! Or else "Air Keyboard Hands."
- I wanted this to be Morgan le Fay's daughter, but no.
- I picked this up in Owego a couple weeks ago, during an impromptu trip to a bookstore basement. Nothing Great, but plenty of Good.
Best things about this back cover:
- "Complacency returned"! Phew! Slavery was really rough for white people.
- The name "Three-fingered Jack" is making me thirsty for whiskey.
- Oh … *Captain* Morgan is her dad. I just got that. Now I want rum.
- With such awkward punctuation and grammar, what might not be the meaning of that last question?
- Wait, she became the "mistress" of *all* the slaves (and maroons!)? What might not be possible?
1. often Maroon
a. A fugitive Black slave in the West Indies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
b. A descendant of such a slave.
2. A person who is marooned, as on an island.
Captain Thornton was a man of action. And now he was a soldier attending to his duty. He swung himself off his horse and his men followed his example. So did Cudjoe.
I wish I could tell you Cudjoe was a man-eating Saint Bernard. I really do.
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