James Edward writes of his journey aboard ship bound for Jamaica, imploring his good friend and lover, Bello, to join him in his new life as a 17th century Buccaneer, and describing the beauty and freedom of a life at sea, as well as every enticing detail of his own delightful desires. More
James Edward, a young nobleman with a disapproving father, is banished from his home for his dangerous liaisons. Shipped off to the wilds of Jamaica, James defies his father and escapes the life he's been shackled with by joining a roving band of buccaneers seeking their pleasures, and their freedoms, on the Caribbean Sea.
In this epistolary tale, he documents his adventurers for Bello, the lover he left behind, a young man also banished by his father, but to a monastery in the Italian countryside. James begs Bello to make his own escape and journey to Port Royal, where James has made arrangements for his arrival.
His letter is enticing, describing the daily rigors and the wondrous beauties of life at sea, his excitement at the discovery of other men much like themselves, and his desires and fantasies that grow and change with every hoist of the sail.