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John S. Robertson
On the Cuban island of Riego, Don Balthasar, executor of the Riego estate and governor of the island, keeps the invalid Don Carlos and his sister Serafina prisoners in a castle, plotting to seize their inheritance and marry Serafina. A monk sends to Spain for aid, and José Armando, a vagabond adventurer, arrives. He escapes a pirate band, headed by Smoky Beard, that attacks his ship, and later, encountering Serafina, identifies himself as a Captain of the Dragoons and makes passionate love to her. Called before Balthasar, he poses as a pirate, but when his identity is revealed he falls into the clutches of the governor, who plans to marry Serafina upon the death of Don Carlos. José escapes with her to a sea cave, where they are trapped by Balthasar's men; the lovers pretend to surrender, and José is about to be hanged when Spanish troops arrive to save them.