AT SEA: Pocket into Pocket

Dawn: Dark enough to strike without giving too much away, light enough to set the victim up in silhouette. It was to be a simple operation. All the Admiral Graf Spec had to do was warn the plodding French freighter not to send out radio alarms, take off her jittery crew, shell her or set some TNT below, and give her a one-way ticket to Davy Jones. Then get away.

Already there were prisoners in the

Spee's brig from nine such helpless victims. This life of raiding was good. Risks, yes, but mostly just...

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