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Did Pirates Maroon People On Desert Islands?

There are a lot of popular misconceptions about pirates, but the trope of pirates marooning victims on desert islands has a strong historical backing. For instance, codes of law followed by pirates specifically listed marooning as a punishment for breaking the code. While pirates left victims of marooning for dead, there are a few survival stories. We look at the story of Alexander Selkirk, one of the most famous survival narratives.

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