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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Y Is For: Yo Ho Ho & A Bottle of Rum!

Captain Hook screamed in terror as he faced his worst nightmare. He walked backwards as Tick Tock advanced towards him. There was nowhere to run. The beast took up most of the space with its enormous size. As the crocodile lunged at him, Captain Hook tripped on a rock and fell on his butt. He scooped up a handful of sand from the ground and threw it at the reptile, blinding it for a few minutes.

This was all the Captain needed to make his escape. While he was running, Tick Tock lashed his tail out, hitting Captain Hook with such a force, he was sent flying through the air and into the tunnel. He quickly got up and ran out of the cave, briefly stopping to grab a bottle of rum on the way out. He needed a swig of booze to steady his nerves.

Bottle of Rum
"Those cowardly sea dogs deserted me when I needed them. They're not worth the loot I pay them!" muttered Captain Hook, listening for the annoying "tick tock" sound he had come to hate. He took a swig from the bottle, and wondered how he could get the rest from the cave. If he was going to be stranded on the cursed island, he might as well enjoy the company of a few bottles of rum.

It would appear as though the crocodile read his thoughts, because he heard a loud bellow, and the reptile made its appearance at the cave entrance. Captain Hook trembled and ducked under a large banana leaf. That wasn't going to be an easy feat.

Tick Tock
A noise distracted Tick Tock and he disappeared into the opposite end of the forest. Captain Hook waited a few minutes before taking his chance to return to the cave. He heard noises and began to tremble again, but sighed as a group of sailors approached the cave.

"Aye, me hearty lads. You came in the nick of time to rescue me from this forsaken island," he said with a grin.

"We heard there was treasure on the island and came to find it," said the Captain.

"Nonsense! There's no gold here. Just a tale pirates love to tell," lied Captain Hook. "If there was, I would have found it long ago. Me black hearted crew left me stranded when they discovered there wasn't any."

"Well, in that case, let's leave. No need to stay longer than necessary."

"I agree," Captain Hook remarked. "Just give me a hand carrying these bottles of rum. I hate to waste good food."

Tick Tock chose that moment to return to his cave and the sailors fled, leaving the rum behind. Captain Hook managed to grab a couple bottles, placing them in his jacket pockets before escaping the jaws of the crocodile once again.

"I will return for my treasure," he swore to himself, sailing away.

Captain hook & Company

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