So help me, if I had had a barker I'd have fired a shot across your bows.'
"It's Mr. Barker," exclaimed one of the ladies, regarding me brightly.
Sea captains and ship owners were Stone & Barker's best customers.
"The plundering was shameful," says Lieutenant Barker indignantly.
On the fifth of May Lieutenant Barker records the discovery of a "most shocking" plot.