Carrie's Reviews > Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady

Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
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After her encounters with pirates on the high seas, Jacky's shipmates leave her at a finishing school in Boston to learn how to become a fine lady. Jacky tries, but still manages to end up in one un-ladylike situation after another, from dancing in the street and showing her "limbs" (which lands her in jail and introduces her to a helpful lawyer), earning extra coins by singing and dancing in local taverns with the town drunk, and posing as a jockey to win a horse race for her friend's family.

My favorite quote was when the British Navy shows up for dinner, and swords are drawn, and the Captain orders his men to stop, since "sitting at a man's table and then putting a sword in his son, well it just isn't done, old boy, not even in America."

Same reservations for younger readers as I had for the first one. There's less violence, but Jacky still hangs out with sailors who can't keep their hands to themselves, and some ladies of the night and their madam.

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