~~~ Paradise ~~~
1. The Captain
Before, one band of Puritans — showing Cromwell's mark — succeeded in reaching Salem, from there to Long Island, and founded the village of Maidstone in 1649. That same year, John Milton joined the leadership of England's new commonwealth. Yet Milton and Cromwell had first planned to sail off with these ambitious Puritan saints, come to America, be as a "City upon a Hill" — the Old World's eyes upon them — but Milton was arrested with Cromwell on boarding the ship.
3. The Wreck
4. The Money
When the John Milton met her end at Montauk, a canvas bag of gold coin was found on East Hampton's beach — frozen in the pocket of the captain's pea coat — and it was given to the wreckmaster for safekeeping till the lawful heir should lay claim to it. Soon after, a man arrived from New York, a member of the family of the late captain's widow, or so he claimed — and he vanished, laughing, with all the money.