The Red Stockade (Canus Books by Jade)
Subtitle A Story Told by the Old Coast-Guard
Author: Bram Stoker
Categories: Short Story, Fiction
Word count 7,098
Excerpt ses gashed through them. We daren\'t wait;
but we saw enough to make us swear revenge.
When we saw them devils stick the bleeding heads of
our comrades on the spikes of the stockade, there
was nigh a mutiny because the captain wouldn\'t let
us go back and have another try for it. He was cool
enough now; and those of us that knew him and
understood what was in his mind, when the smile on
him showed the white teeth in the corners of his
mouth, felt that it was no good day\'s work that the
pirates had done for themselves.
When we got back to the ship and told our tale,
it wasn\'t long till the men was all on fire; and
nigh every man took a turn with the grindstone at
his cutlass, till they was all like razors.
The captain mustered every one on board, and
detailed every man to his work in the boats,
ready for the next time; and we knew that,
by daylight, we were to have another slap at the