It was nothing—only the quip of a witty fellow, descendant of a Spanish freebooter.
Nor was the freebooter's conversation more in accord with his surroundings.
True, the law said it was his, but the law did not mean to reward the freebooter; yet that is exactly what it did.
He was a freebooter with most of the virtues and vices of his kind.
He had the Viking spirit, and he ...