An able-bodied seaman meets a pirate in a bar, and |
they they take turns recounting their adventures at
sea. Noting the pirate's peg-leg, hook, and eye
patch the seaman asks:
"So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?"
The pirate replies:
"We was caught in a monster storm off the cape and
a giant wave swept me overboard. Just as they were
pullin' me out a school of sharks appeared and one
of 'em bit me leg off".
"Blimey!" said the seaman. "What about the hook"?
"Ahhhh...", mused the pirate, "We were boardin' a
trader ship, pistols blastin' and swords swingin'
this way and that. In the fracas me hand got chopped
"Zounds!", remarked the seaman. "And how came ye by
the eye patch?"
"A seagull droppin' fell into me eye", answered the
"You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?", the sailor
"Well..." said the pirate, "..it was me first day with