|Outline: first draft. Basic overview of main events.
I'm going to start this off by pointing out that I never outline and this is going to be really really rough because I've still got a lot of plot holes...
a. Elizabeth Darby is the only child of the Earl of Derby
b. her father names a distant cousin as heir
c. plans to send his daughter to the nunnery
d. gathers inheritance left by mother and great-aunt
e. disguishes self as Matthew Darby (a distant recluse cousin about her age) and takes ship from Liverpool (check this) to Antigua (check this--temporary choice)
II. Caribbean Sea
a. five days (give or take) from before landfall, the ship is attacked by pirates--Elizabeth (as Matthew) is captured
b. James ????, the captain, befriends Elizabeth not knowing she is female
c. James discovers that Elizabeth is a girl (no idea how he figures it out or how long she manged to hide it)
d. decides her analytical mind is worth more than turning her over for rape
e. with Elizabeth planning raids and James executing them, the pirates begin to step up operations
I. Caribbean Sea--A few years later
a. Elizabeth now captain of record of ??????, the pirate ship
b. group is among the most feared in the Caribbean
c. James and Elizabeth are now lovers (have been for a few years)
d. Elizabeth plants James aboard ships; he gathers info; then passes it on to Elizabeth (posing as a doxy) in port
e. the pirates than attack the ship
1. insert "Pirate Booty" here if possible
I. Caribbean Sea
a. Yeah this is where I go clueless
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