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AARRRGHH! The day snuck up on me! Captain Buzzard Jack LaBuse, herrre, mateys!
And, just in case you're not sure how to Talk Like a Pirate, here are some key words ye be 'wantin' ta r'memberrr.
Ahoy! - "Yo!" Avast! - "Check it out!" Aye! - "Yes." Arrr! - "That's right!" (often confused with arrrgh...) Arrrgh! - "I'm VERY miffed."
So, weigh anchor. Hoist the mizzen. It's a terrrrrific day!
And, in case yer hankerin' ta read about memis-adventures, ye be a'clickin on this link to Cynthia's Attic: Curse of the Bayou!
(Don't make me come after ya!)
Heeeerrr's one of me treacherous scenes from Curse of the Bayou!
Gasp! I was soaked and struggling for air, but there wasn't any! Coughing…that's a good sign. At least my lungs were trying to work. Had a huge wave come over the side during the night? I nudged Cynthia with my elbow.
"Ahhhh! Where did that water come from?" she cried.
"So, you're finally awake, eh?" Buzzard Jack's voice chilled the air even more. "Nice job, Snags." The shadow of the captain fell over us, blocking out the morning sun. His helper, Snags was grinning idiotically, holding a wooden bucket. An empty wooden bucket, I might add.
I spit out the remaining drops of water I'd ingested, and glared.
"Don't blame me," Snags laughed. If yer mouth hadn't been hanging open like a newborn guppy, you wouldn't a choked."
I felt a confirming nudge in my back, but Cynthia didn't laugh. Nothing was funny.
Captain Jack didn't think so, either. He leaned down until the brim of his black hat was inches from making contact with Cynthia's forehead. "You will tell me where to find the watch. It may be now. It may be later. But, I can assure you, the longer it takes, the more uncomfortable you will become." He stood up. "So, what's it going to be? I promise to untie you and your little friend, give you a good meal, some water, and send you back to land, unharmed."
Oh, sure. That'll happen. I may only be twelve, but I wasn't born yesterday.
Neither his threats nor his "promises" had any effect on Cynthia. "I told you last night. I don't have it."
I knew when Cynthia was telling the truth and…she was telling the truth. Thinking back to finding the watch in the Conners' barn, I remembered watching Cynthia put it in her pocket. What happened to it after that was a mystery. But, we'd better find out, and soon, because the captain was now standing over me.
And, in case this doesn't interest you, I hear there's a free doughnut to be had at Krispy Kreme Facebook!Free Doughnut!
It's I the meanest, most powerful, can't remember when I-last-had-a-bath sea-dog of a Pirate, Darth Bootstrap Bill. I hope all you scurvy seafaring scallywags and flat footed landlubbers remember that this Friday is "Talk Like a Pirate Day." An important day to be sure, right up there with the Forth of July and such!!!!!!! So remember to talk like a pirate this Friday!!!!!!
One of me fine fellows, the great pirate - Captain Jack Sparrow!!!!!!!!
One of the most famous pirates in history - Blackbeard!!!!!!!!!!!
Me personal role model and favorite pirate - Captain Barbossa and his wee monkey a name of Jack!!!!!!
Speaking of sea adventures, I would like to share a little now about the really cool "Undersea Adventures of Captain Eli" event we had last Wednesday here at ImaginOn!!!!!! First let me repeat how much I love this Graphic Novel. To see my original review of it just click: Here!!!!To see the status of the Graphic Novel in the library system click here: The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli.
At the event we placed Capt'n Eli Posters around the library with trivia questions. After the trivia questions were answered, we gave out all sorts of really cool Capt'n Eli stuff (Cups & T-Shirts), cards for the most excellent Capt'n Eli game, let those who participated be the very first people to check out the brand new Graphic Novel (Volume 1; Volume 2 is coming out next month!!!!!!!) and bestowed upon everyone who participated official Seasearcher Membership with all it's rights and privileges. It really was a great time, but enough of me talking take a look foryourself:
Two intrepid Seasearchers figuring out the answers to the trivia questions posted around the library!!!!!!
The same two unstoppable Seasearchers showing off their newly acquired Cups and the Capt'n Eli Graphic Novels they got to check out!!!!!
A brave solo Seasearcher also collecting a very sweet Cup and getting the Graphic Novel to Check out!!!!!!!
Look at these guys. How much can you hold in four hands????? Lets see Cups, Graphic Novels, Game Cards and Seasearcher Memberships!!!!!Wow, everything but a T-Shirt!!!!!
Wait a minute!!!! Here are the T-Shirts!!!!!!
Ah!!!!!!! Another Seasearcher showing off his newly acquired, very cool T-Shirt!!!!! But surly this is not all he obtained?????
Of Course not!!!!! Here is our Seasearcher with the very hip Capt'n Eli Graphic Novel and his newly acquired deck of game cards!!!!!!
Another Brave Seasearcher with Graphic Novel and sweet new T-Shirt!!!!
Remember all who participated to use your Seasearcher Membership Cards to get to locations at the Capt'n Eli Web Site not available to non-members. Well this event was so cool and everyone had such a great time, that all out in the land of blog should stay tuned for when we will have another event of this type. It could be very soon!!!!! Well take it easy all and may the wind always be at yer backsides,