"Blast her with a broadside Mr. Toady", said Capt. Trin as they passed the slower merchant vessel a second time. "Use a round of grapeshot at the next passin' Yellowbeard, he bellowed, that'll bring her masts down, I means ta sink her for sure mates!" Loggins prepared a boarding party of the scum of crew that were free from cannon duty, "ready at yer word Capt'n, he shouted", and all too soon was drowned out by the cannon burst!"
Jimmy Bones was the first to swing out and lay a grapplin' hook into the merchant's side, "Away mates, let's take her cargo and treasure!" Jim said, then he dropped on her deck, cutlus tearing at the frightened merchant crew. Before ya could say, "Jimmy Bones" the fight was over and the captured merchant was now the prize of Capt. Trinsic's crew.
"Perhaps I won't sink her after all mates!" "har, har"...the pirate crew laughed heartily and quickly divied up the booty. Trin asign'd Aneirin and Bain to bring the merchant back to Red Skull Bay, wheres they could all hoist back an ale at this days catch.
"Well done mates,. twas a good day for the crew of the Jolly, was it not?" The crew drank through the night, and remembered their mates who have been with them for other adventures. "Here be a drink to Capt. "Hawkeye" Pike, God bless his soul! and to Hook, that "Sea Dog" And every good pirate that sailed from the Jolly to adventure with us," and all raised a bottle to Pike and his scurvy crew that night, till twas dawn.
The adventures of the United Pirates continues...