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Lord Huntington supports the calls for John Storm to investigate a geological disturbance at Kingston, Jamaica.
Lord James Huntington (Hunt) is an English aristocrat and long time member of the British Geographical Society (BGS), from where he knows Sir Rodney Baskerville.
He has been the guardian of an ancient parchment since it was passed to one of his ancestors on the deathbed of a famous explorer. The parchment was handed down through generations, it contains clues to the location of Blackbeard's (Edward Teach) buried treasure trove on an unidentified Island in the Caribbean, said to be guarded by a macabre human spirit manifesting itself with a golden skull, and a Voodoo curse on anyone disturbing the ground. It is, or was, called Skeleton Island.
parchment was taken from Blackbeard's
ship, the 'Adventure,' by Lieutenant
Robert Maynard of the British Royal Navy and his crew. This parchment, a
map of sorts, was handed down through the generations to Lord Huntington,
(when it should perhaps have gone to Commander J W Maynard, a closer
Where they found no treasure (gold,
gemstones) aboard the 'Adventure,' they
assumed the parchment was the sum total of the clues.
Huntington uses a grant from the BGS to purchase an old Antarctic survey ship and refit her for an expedition, naming her 'Hispaniola,' after the ship in Robert Louis Stevenson's excellent pirate yarn. He crews her with salvage privateers, introduced by William Gray, including Billy (One Eye) Bones, John Long and Black Jack.
Lord Huntington persuades Sir Rodney Baskerville to join his expedition. He is the history professor element on board the Hispaniola, an associate of Scott Tremaine, the ship's captain.
Lord Huntington's problem, is getting John's expertise in on his secret agenda, to discover the secrets of Skeleton Island. Then he can use his parchment to find Blackbeard's long-lost buried treasure. Without tipping his hand too soon. Or John would either have nothing to do with the enterprise, or worse still, find the pirates gold, and knowing him - turn it in to the authorities - before negotiating. Or, in Huntington's case - forgetting to inform the respective nations. Finders, keepers. Since it could be argued that his family were bequeathed the parchment that Lieutenant Robert Maynard found amongst Edward Teach's papers onboard the Adventure in 1718. In law, where his predecessors have had that information for so many years, he may have a fully founded legal claim that overrules any more recent legislation. The parchment might be described as a gift of knowledge by way of ownership, or part of a will. If you will.
Lord Huntington's enemy is Commander James Maynard, a descendent of Lt. Maynard from the 1718 skirmish. He is unaware of this second arm of the family, laying claim to whatever the parchment may lead them. James Maynard has set Huntington up with bogus information about Haiti. Though his Lordship planned to lure John into his web, with or without that deception.
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