National Geographic : 1938 Nov
©Lieutenant G.I.B.Balfour, R.N. KEELS OF PLUNDER-LADEN PIRATE SKIFFS ONCE FURROWED THE SANDS NOW PILED WITH STORES MORE PRECIOUS THAN DOUBLOONS Within rifle shot of Quest Bay, strewn with supplies unloaded from H.M.S . Carlisle, is the traditional area where Jonathan Lambert, self-styled "Emperor ofTristan da Cunha," is reputed to have buried, around 1811, a large chest of ill-gotten silver plate, pearls, diamonds, and "pieces of eight." Tomaso Corri, last survivor ofthe pirate-settlers, tantalized the first English garrison by vanishing into the bush and returning with handfuls of gold coins. The secret ofthe hoard died with him (688).