Ship of Fire
by Michael Cadnum (2003)
Being born in 1949, Michael grew up to turn into an American novelist and poet. He has wrote many books for all ages, adults, teens, and children. He published the Ship of Fire in 2003, Michael has received awards for other books, and received the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for his poetry.
"To kill, or to die."
This quote goes to show the desperate times Hercules and the rest of the crew were going through, and that if they were not to defend themselves they would die at the hands of the Spanish.
"Pay them back in kind!"
The admiral shouted these words after receiving a hit from one of the Spanish ships. This quote shows how ready Sir Francis Drake was to destroy the Spanish port of Cadiz.
"Well done surgeon."
Thomas just finished amputating Hercules's leg after he received an injury. Although this quote can be viewed as simply the amputation after seizing the port, it can be viewed as the abrupt win they had over the Spanish. The attack can be easily compared to clean cut, easily taking out the Spanish and capturing the port of Cadiz.