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Isabella Bonny was a brash and irreverent lass with flaming red hair. After marrying a sailor in 1718, they journeyed to the pirate-infested island of New Providence, There, she fell under the spell of the flamboyant buccaneer “Bloody” Jack. So, she abandoned her husband, and together, Jack and Isabella began plundering unsuspecting trading sloops and fishing vessels with impunity. On one such skirmish, Jack was run through and killed by a merchant sailor’s cutlass. Devastated, Isabella vowed revenge for her lover’s death. Over the next few years, she assembled a fleet that was unrivaled and proceeded to plunder her way across the Caribbean Sea.
The British navies were enlisted to bring her to justice. Rather than be caught however, Isabella sailed her brigantine ‘Heartless’ to the mysterious island, Tempest Bay. A place rumored to devour vessels and send their crews to a watery grave. As the ship approached the island, Isabella ignored the shouts from her terrified crew to come about. Suddenly a fierce squall engulfed the ship and ran it into the jagged shores of the cursed island. The squall abated but for the ill-fated Heartless-all hands were lost.
Years passed and the island became a settlement and trading port. But the legend of the island and the infamous Isabella Bonny were known by all. Each night after sunset, the townspeople would lock their doors and shutter their windows. Because if you heard Isabella calling for her ‘Bloody’ Jack in the wee hours of the night, it would be the last thing you would ever hear.
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