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To Get Rich ... Or Die

Dave Paine

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John Roberts is the son of a Welsh farmer. Though positive by nature, he experiences repeated bullying by three older boys when alone on his favourite beach, the intensity increasing until he returns home badly beaten. Having tried unsuccessfully toMoreJohn Roberts is the son of a Welsh farmer. Though positive by nature, he experiences repeated bullying by three older boys when alone on his favourite beach, the intensity increasing until he returns home badly beaten. Having tried unsuccessfully to find the thugs, his father introduces his son to an old friend who has been a successful pugilist. Over time, John learns how to defend himself but does not get the opportunity to confront his tormentors for several years.Many years later John becomes a slaver and finds his life dull, poorly paid and precarious. His ship is taken by pirates. Reluctantly, Roberts joins the crew. John Roberts becomes known as Bart Roberts due to confusion over his name when the attack took place.The story then follows their piracy as they cross from Africa to South America, taking what they can, growing in confidence and overcoming their setbacks.