Cutting-Out Expedition

The shallows were hideous with slaughter: two sloops, bow to bow, had run upon the beach of the treasure island together and were pouring death into each other’s crews from the forrad swivel-guns at point-blank range. A few pirates had reached the palm trees fringing the beach but were turning back to aid their worse-than-decimated shipmates. At the site of the treasure chest a group of natives and one Dr Who, transported through Time, watched unmoving. In the deeper blue water of the table-top the Majestic Marauder surged forward, turning hard to port and firing its cannon into the crowd…

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