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Legend Of The Black Dove - Part 7

                          Legend Of The Black Dove  
                             (Part 7)   "Civil Unrest"

As the ship's mast starts to fall Norrington with his amazing speed
leaps at the pirate captain knocking him to the ground and out of
harm's way of the falling mast as it hits the deck. By this time the 
American sailors had secured the ship, and her captain takes the 
pirates onto their ship, leaving a skeleton crew to run the 'Raven'.
Norrington and Jenkins acquire passage on the American ship
'Golden Eagle' continuing  there journey to California.  Two days 
later, the ship reaches the Californian coastal town of Madre, 
were Norrington, Jenkins and Captain Jose Lamont are ready to 
leave for trouble torn Monterey, the rest of the crew stays in town 
on a shore leave. Norrington, Jenkins and Lamont saddle their horses 
and ride to Monterey. After travelling for half a day they reach the 
outskirts of the town. Lamont escorts Norrington and Jenkins to his 
hacienda (ranch), were they are greeted by other property owners and 
farmers in the area. They are all ready for outright civil war.  
Lamont is told by the leaders of the landowners that 
Commandante Garcia will not listen to reason and agree to  the landowners' 
plea, and had threatened to attack them and burn down their 
haciendas anytime within the next two days. Although nothing has 
happened as yet It will be only a matter of time. In the distance 
gunshots can be heard as the Mexican army comes closer to the 
rebel landowners, as barricades had been erected while the men 
arranged themselves in position for full scale war. The leader of the 
army Commandante Garcia tells the landowners to surrender to his 
terms or they will be taken by force by his large regiment of highly 
trained soldiers. Lamont tells Garcia that his land taxes are unfair 
and what they want is nothing short of robbery. He also says that 
every man was willing to fight for what he stood for. Garcia and his 
men bring in two large cannons, training them on the large 
barricade. They open fire, heavily damaging the landowners' 
defences. Reload and fire again. The impact is devastating, dead 
bodies lie all about the place explosions occurred. Lamont 
and his men seemed badly outnumbered as the soldiers burst through 
the barricades, shooting and killing indiscriminately.....
Will anyone survive this massacre ?
Where is the Black Dove ?
All will be revealed in Part 8...."The Masked Avenger"

Written : 7th July 2013

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