Beyond the Armchair…

“Pish, child! The fellow’s an adventurer.”

Her agreement shocked and dismayed him more than contradiction could have done.

“So I had supposed,” she smiled distractingly. “I love adventurers and the adventurous.”

—Rafael Sabatini, The Black Swan, 1931.

“Dutch Ships in the Roads of Texel; in the middle the ‘Gouden Leeuw’, the Flagship of Cornelis Tromp.” Ludolf Bakhuysen, 1671. Rijksmuseum.