The Sword of Cortes (Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow, No.4)
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This is it! Jack and his crew have found the Sword of Cortes, but along with it, they’ve also found Cortes himself. And he’s not the kind ruler they thought he’d be. Jack and his crew have defeated a storm king, escaped sirens, defeated the notorious pirate Left Foot Louis, but can they possibly conquer a conquistador with god-like powers?
The Sword of Cortes The Sword of Cortes (Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow #4) Rob Kidd CHAPTER ONE Jack Sparrow's mates--the fearless crew of the mighty Barnacle--had finally been shaken. They'd been searching so long for the Sword of Cortes, a weapon with unearthly power, that they had lost track of time. Had it been days, weeks, or months since they'd first set out on their quest and encountered sea beasts, cursed pirates, and the cunning and vicious men folk? No one could
game.Jack lifted the Sword in the air. With Cortes gone, he suspected it would obey him. It only had one master now."Now, mate," he said to the Sword, "undo anything you've done that would have helped your old master. Undo the things that would have pleased Cortes."The town square lit up, and the confused citizens of Puerto San Judas reappeared. The docks were repaired and full of ships. Much to his disappointment, the Grand Barnacle had transformed back into the little fishing vessel Jack and
The Grand Barnacle slowly moved away from the snowy port and into the sunny heat of the Caribbean Sea. Jack waved his bandanna mockingly at Fitzwilliam and Arabella as the ship pulled out. And as the figures of his land-bound crew grew smaller and smaller, and finally disappeared in the distance, Jack Sparrow fought to quell any regrets he might have. Jack found sailing the Grand Barnacle a breeze, if a little lonely. He discovered he could make the ship spin just by whirling the Sword in the air
mermaids on the other side of the gate. "You said I could duel for my freedom.""Oh, you can," Morveren said. "But we never said who--or what--you would be dueling."With that, Jack heard a fierce rumbling in the enclosed chamber. At the far end of the alcove he saw two huge, glowing yellow eyes."Oh, no."Then from the opposite side, in a dark cavernous part of the cell, he heard heavy footsteps--like an elephant's might sound-- coming right toward him. The second creature stepped out from the
Morveren said. "Excuse me? Come again? Pardon moi?" "We are no longer in possession of the eye. It is with the great mystic Tia Dalma, in her shack on the Pantano River," Morveren said. "To retrieve it, you must go there.""And she'll just hand it over? Just like that?" "She will abide by the rules of this fair duel. That is all we will say," the mermaid at Morveren's right said. "Tell her you were sent by Morveren, Aquala, and Aquila, and that the stone is yours by right. She has ways of