How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
This is a history of the British Navy, originally written by Kingston, but as he had died many years before 1900, and as it was felt that this book ought to go up to that year, it was edited and re-issued by the friends of Kingston, in particular by Henty. It is a serious book, yet it is an easy one to read.
This extract is Chapter XVIII of the book, 'Destruction of Pirates in the Indian and China Seas'.
Author W.H.G. Kingston
Publisher Gall & Inglis, 25 Paternoster Square, London; Edinburgh