“You won’t believe what has just happened to me!”
“Tell us,” they replied.
“Very well,” he said slowly, “but I need a drink to settle my nerves first. You don’t mind if I take a sip of your beer? That’s better. And yours as well? Sure, a massive gulp isn’t the same as a sip, but listen carefully: I was kidnapped! I know it sounds ridiculous but it’s true nonetheless. Shortly after I left you, while walking along the esplanade, I noticed a strange vessel anchored offshore, an old fashioned galleon. Then a boat was lowered from it and began rowing closer and I soon realised there was something unusual about it.”
“How unusual?” asked Paddy.
Castor lowered his voice to a whisper. “It was crewed by men dressed like pirates…”
Rated PG. Contains blasted lies, and more blasted pirates.