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Moore, Robin.
New York : HarperCollins, 2002
IL 5-8, RL 6.6
ISBN 0060000481
In the year 1718, young Daniel Collins dreams of setting off to sea.  He has been raised by his uncle as a Quaker in Philadelphia.  Daniel's uncle has forbidden him to pursue his dream.  Daniel's father has been killed at sea and now his strict uncle will not allow him to follow in his father's footsteps.  When a young naval officer visits the family, Daniel sees a way out.  James Mainwaring has been commissioned by the merchants in Philadelphia to patrol the waters and rid the area of pirates.  He is outfitting a ship for this purpose.  Daniel stows away on the ship and joins the hunt for pirates.  But, when the encounters come, will Daniel be able to turn his back on his Quaker upbringing?  Will he be able to shoot another human being?  Or will he meet up with The Main With the Silver Oar -- death itself.
SUBJECTS:     Pirates -- Fiction.
                        Seafaring life -- Fiction.
                        Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                       Quakers -- Fiction.
                        Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction.
                        Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- Fiction.
                        Hispaniola -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.


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