This summaryof the novel is from Ernest Baker and James Packman, A Guide to the Best Fiction (London: George Routledge, 1932) — DB

Story of an old Yorkshire family: smuggling adventures, service in the navy, and pictures of life on the coast about Flamborough (1777-1805). Brings out well the racy and jovial disposition of the Yorkshire people, and depicts several original characters, like the York agent, Mordacks, the family lawyer, and the hero himself, who is heir to an estate but elects to live humbly.

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