The Pirate's Pocket Book

Language: English
Wordcount: 2,959 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 912
Added to site: 2008.03.09
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Genre: Humor
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Some said that he must be young or he could not be so wicked.

So you see there were two opinions about him.

There are always two opinions about a celebrated man.

If you look at him you will see that he dressed to please himself.

[Illustration: Supposed birthplace of Tomb family. Family of Bone still living in the cottage.]

He wore a nice hat--but you have noticed that; and he had a roving eye.

By which I do not mean his eye walked about like this, but that he looked around him a good deal.

[Illustration]

If you are thinking of becoming a Pirate--and there is plenty of room at the top of every profession--you will have to look about a good deal, because you will have enemies.

[Illustration: He dreams of other worlds to conquer.]

Tom Tomb--that was not his name, but it was the way he signed other people's cheques, and your father and mother will tell you that this is a very mean trick--lived partly on an island, and partly on board the Inky Murk.

[Illustration]

You will understand that I mean not with one foot on the island and one on the boat, but sometimes on one and sometimes on the other.

[Illustration]

Now T. T. never robbed the poor.

[Illustration]

Because it was

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