Santrauka: It is some years since Thomas Kydd was spirited away in the night by the press-gang. Now he is a shipwrecked sailor and virtual prisoner in the land of his birth. Until he is shipped out in mysterious haste to the Caribbean, where sugar is king and yellow jack is a fearsome peril. There Kydd's friend Renzi contrives to reunite the old crew in Seaflower, a graceful and trim little topsail cutter that Kydd fell in love with at first sight. But Seaflower may break his heart- with her, Kydd will find his seamanship, tenacity and courage put to the ultimate test.