Books: Blood & Lightning

THE BLACK SWAN—Rafael Sabatini— Houghton Mifflin ($2).

After a good holiday spent in writing his last few fizzlers, Author Sabatini in The Black Swan returns to his true character as romancer. The scene of his romance is the Caribbean Sea, the time soon after the death of England's second Charles. At this period pirates and buccaneers, having buried their pots of gold, were beginning to bury themselves. Even a respectable pirate like Henry Morgan had been retired to the governorship of Jamaica, bribed with a knighthood, pending his extermination of what few old...

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