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Clear blue skies, a stiff breeze to fill the sails and a heavily-laden ship directly ahead. What more could a pirate captain ask for?

“Look lively,” I yelled to my murderous crew.

Hiding our weapons, we practised our welcoming smiles.

“Ahoy,” I cried to the boat’s finely-dressed captain. “Where ye headed?”

While the captain prattled on about the fine weather, my coin-hungry crew leapt aboard, me too.

“We’re bound for the watery depths,” the captain finally answered my initial question.

Ah, not heavily-laden at all – sinking.

Blithering lobster pots! So much for a perfect day.

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    Thomas Andersen over 4 years ago

    Funny!

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    Julie over 4 years ago

    Thank you, Thomas.

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    "Bound for the watery depths"- good one! I was suspecting an ambush, but this was much better!

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    Julie over 4 years ago

    Thank you, D.M.

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