Strike the bell, second mate! Let us go below!
|”’Twer two score, six and ten years ago, when the wind blew the good ship Griffon into the Caribbean sea under the command of the merchant Captain William Longtree Pennywhistle. By all accounts the Captain was a fine gentleman and a stout commander if there ever were.
Before all the bother and bluster of that final fateful voyage the Griffon made quite a tidy bit of profits for it’s trade, running fine rum back to London town. But for the hand what Fate dealt upon that fine ship and its crew there would be no tales worth rememberin’ to tell.Sit close by the fire, laddies, and buy an old salt a pint or three. For the tale’s right for the tellin’ if you’re right for the listenin’.”