Mad, Bad Blackbeard

Maule, David; Holden, Susan
January 2000
Pirate Tales;2000, p40
Book Chapter
A chapter of the book "Pirate Tales" is presented. It relates the story of Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard. The evil deeds attributed to Blackbeard include lighting cannon fuses below deck to show who could stay the longest despite the smoke and leaving some men on island without food and transportation. His pursuers caught up with him at Ocracoke Inlet and he was killed during the fight. It was later found out that Blackbeard had one man in the gunpowder room who was ready to blow up the ship.


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