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By Rafael Sabatini

The Sea Hawk is a seafaring experience set on the finish of the 16th century. A retired Cornish gentleman is betrayed by means of his jealous half-brother and finally ends up a slave on a Spanish galley. he's freed via Barbary pirates and he joins their staff, swearing vengeance on his brother. The pirates identify him "Sakr-el-Bahr": The hawk of the ocean.

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