96 pages; paperback; ISBN 978-0-898332-54-4
Bratach na gCnámh 1: Éalú as Páras
Louise Bheag and Benjamin escape from the orphanage and head for the coast. There, they meet the infamous Black Beard, and another pirate who tells them that their father is alive, but in danger. Unexpectedly, the pair are brought aboard a ship at night, and with that they begin their adventures on the seas.
France, the year 1660. After the death of their mother, Louise Bheag and Benjamin are sent to an orphanage in Paris. Louise Bheag is an unruly girl; she prefers the sword to the darning needle. And Benjamin is no soldier; he prefers books and sea charts. Together, they decide to run away from the orphanage and to go to sea in search of their father - knowing only that he is the captain of a ship away at sea.