Myths & Facts of Pirates. On your own paper, write if you think the following statements are true or false. Pirates had a sort of government on their ships that was an early form of democracy Turtle was considered a delicacy by pirates
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“These turtles are extremely good to eat—the flesh is very sweet and the fat green and delicious. This fat is so penetrating that when you have eaten nothing by turtle flesh for 3 or 4 weeks, you shirt becomes so greasy from sweat you can squeeze the oil out and your limbs are weighed down with it.”
Hard Tack Recipe
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons salt
Water (about 2 cups)
“..with as much gusto as if leather were meat…they even fought over it…they beat the leather between 2 stones at the water’s edge, made it wet, and scraped off the hair while it was soft. Then, having roasted it on hot embers, they cut it up in small pieces which they swallowed whole.”
Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge
There are wood-fowl, parrots and wild pigeons, crab- eaters, herons, ravens and West Indian turkeys. There are flamingos, fishers, frigate-birds and noddies, snipe, duck, geese, teal, humming-birds and many others whose names are unknown to me…
Parrots are found in great numbers around the fields...
“It is a princely scheme,” cried Hook, and at once it took practical shape in his brain. “We will seize the children and carry them to the boat: the boys we will make walk the plank, and Wendy shall be our mother.”
~Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were—about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deed and places on the Spanish Main.
~Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
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