The story, in brief, relates to that famous character of history, Captain Kidd, from the time he became a pirate until his fall. According to history he was sent out to subdue piracy by King William III of England, who had heard of this captain's ability in combating these wolves of the marine commerce. Kidd starts out with good impulses. A misunderstanding with his sweetheart, whom he was about to marry, changed the tenure of his life, from a law-abiding citizen he suddenly was transformed into a fiend. He embarked with embittered thoughts that soon answered the summons of rancor. He fell for the temptation to reap an easy fortune through piracy. Ever actuated by the gnawings of a self-imposed broken heart, Kidd ruled with unpitying hand. A poor wretch, one of his own crew, whom he had ordered thrown overboard for no reason whatever nearly caused Kidd's downfall. In the meantime Peggy, his sweetheart, had pined through sorrow. The American shores invited. It was thought a change ...
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