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Peter DuckT able seaman Peter Duck set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel But they are shadowed by the Viper manned by none other than Black Jake a beastly pirate with a. Where in the first two books in the series the children create imaginary epic adventures out of ordinary vacations in England's Lake District in this book they embark on a genuine epic adventure They're off in the great two masted sailing ship with Captain Flint and old tar Peter Duck on a treasure hunt in the Caribbean or the Caribbees as they call it They are chased by a seriously evil pirate and his crew experience a hurricane and an earthuake and generally have a rousing at times frightening voyage Peter Duck was imaginary in Swallowdale but is uite real and uite the character in this book Ransome is masterful in his detaied descriptions especially the minutiae of sailing I can understand why this series was a favorite of mine in late elementary school

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FREE READ ´ Peter Duck ä Why do they call him Black Jake Is it because of his hair' Titty asked 'Because of his heart' said Peter DuckThe Swallows and s as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel But they are shadowed by the Viper manned by none other than Black Jake a beastly pirate with a Dark plan Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate Can they survive storms earthuakes crabs and even a waterspout and make it hom. Ransome certainly knows how to work his way through a story In some ways I missed the delightful insights into childhoods of the 1930 in the first two books of the series because this book is so focused on the plot of the treasure hunt the pirates the sea voyage and the various meteorological happenings that keep things humming You barely have time to come up for air and new characters shift the focus from the Original Four Kids who are very special kids indeed But all that noted the book is grand fun the adventure credible and diverting and the treasure perfect

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Why do they call him Black Jake Is it because of his hair' Titty asked 'Because of his heart' said Peter DuckThe Swallows and s as well as Captain Flint and the ancien. This is the third instalment in the Swallows and s seriesSiblings John Susan Titty and Roger along with their friends Nancy and Peggy have abandoned their usual Summer past time of lake sailing and island camping for time on the high seas Captain Flint and the infamous Peter Duck make up the rest of the crew and they must all work together to fight off murderous pirates unearth buried treasure and master the wild winds and choppy waters that thwart their progression throughoutI was so sad to find I did not love this as much as the two prior series instalments which both garnered five star ratings from me I assumed that the high sea adventures would provide a different pace that heightened my intrigue whilst maintaining my enjoyment I am not sure how but despite the piracy treasure hunt and race across the waters this felt a little dull throughout Perhaps it was the heavy inclusion of so many adult characters but the series before this had primarily focused on the high imaginations and self crafted adventures of children but the inclusion of adults eradicated the necessity for this and kept both the characters and the reader firmly rooted in reality instead