By Karen MacInerney
Whilst a lobsterman discovers a sunken send, Cranberry Island is abuzz with pleasure. Is the break the is still of the Myra Barton, the lacking send of island sea captain Jonah Selfridge? Or the elusive Black Marguerite, which belonged to 1 of the main infamous pirates of the seventeenth century and vanished with out a trace—except for the ghost send that old-timers say roams the water on fog-shrouded nights? quickly the island is swarming with marine archaeologists and treasure hunters. It’s excellent news for Natalie—and for the grey Whale Inn—until a physique turns up floating close to the spoil. Natalie unearths herself immersed on the earth of pirates and sunken treasure, either earlier and current. Will she clear up the secret and locate the killer in time? Or will Natalie be the subsequent to hitch the misplaced ship’s workforce, down in Davy Jones’ locker?
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I grinned back. “If you can’t beat ’em …” “Exactly,” Eleazer said. “Turned out he had a talent for it. They sent almost half a dozen ships after him over the years, and he slipped away from every one of them. ” He patted the cutlass at his hip. ” “I don’t know, but it’s been in the family as long as I can remember,” he said. “When I die, it’ll go to the museum. I’m hoping to ask the archaeologists to take a look at it, see if it really did belong to the old pirate. ” “I’m confused. ” I asked.
They went out to the wreck site. ” I asked. ” “Nah,” he said, re-sheathing the cutlass—which was a relief, to be honest. It wasn’t that I didn’t trust Eleazer—I was just happier without weapons being waved about. “I’ll bring it by another time. ” “I wouldn’t think there’s much to see,” I said. ” “Yes, but don’t you want to know where it is? Besides, the archaeologists are out there. ” I glanced at my watch. I’d done most of the prep for dinner; if I made it back in two hours, there would be plenty of time to finish getting ready.
With a rush of guilt, I realized she would have to carry it home, too. “Wait a moment,” I said. She whipped around and looked at me with hope in her eyes. “Why don’t you leave the tray with me? ” I smiled at her. ” “Absolutely,” I said. ” “Oh, Natalie, that’s wonderful! I’m baking you a batch of my banana bread when I get home,” she said. ” she asked. “I insist,” I said. My stomach gurgled as I breathed in the sweet aroma of Emmeline’s creations. The streusel cake looked particularly appealing.