Under the Southern cross in South America . STREET SCENE. CRISTOBAL, COLON. A SUBURB OF COLON 11 THE BOUNDING BUCCANEERS 43 lie mountains on account of youthful escapades. He was of a dar-ing, impetuous nature, and it suited him well, when he came to theislands, to throw in his lot with the daring daredevils scouring theseas for Spanish loot. He brought his plunder chiefly to Port Royal,which became a resort for desperate and vicious characters, andgrew rich and wicked from the profits of freebooting. Morgansgreatest exploit was the burning of the city of Panama in 1671, butthis feat heralded

Under the Southern cross in South America . STREET SCENE. CRISTOBAL, COLON. A SUBURB OF COLON 11 THE BOUNDING BUCCANEERS 43 lie mountains on account of youthful escapades. He was of a dar-ing, impetuous nature, and it suited him well, when he came to theislands, to throw in his lot with the daring daredevils scouring theseas for Spanish loot. He brought his plunder chiefly to Port Royal,which became a resort for desperate and vicious characters, andgrew rich and wicked from the profits of freebooting. Morgansgreatest exploit was the burning of the city of Panama in 1671, butthis feat heralded Stock Photo
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Under the Southern cross in South America . STREET SCENE. CRISTOBAL, COLON. A SUBURB OF COLON 11 THE BOUNDING BUCCANEERS 43 lie mountains on account of youthful escapades. He was of a dar-ing, impetuous nature, and it suited him well, when he came to theislands, to throw in his lot with the daring daredevils scouring theseas for Spanish loot. He brought his plunder chiefly to Port Royal, which became a resort for desperate and vicious characters, andgrew rich and wicked from the profits of freebooting. Morgansgreatest exploit was the burning of the city of Panama in 1671, butthis feat heralded the departure of buccaneers from the waters ofthe Caribbean, for it excited such a hostility to the villainous sys-tem that the sanguinary sea-rovers had to betake themselves toother waters. England and Spain called a truce to their quarreling, and both combined to put down the power and prestige of themarauders in West Indian seas. Morgan saw the game was up.He squared himself with the authorities and settled down at PortRoyal. He became twice Acting Governor of Jamaica

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