Ahoy there mateys! So today, I’m discoverin’, is rather a grand day for those of us who follow the sweet trade.
Tis the one day of the year when we can go around shouting our favorite nautical phrases at the tops of our lungs and no one thinks any the worse of us.
Well, at least, no one admits that they think any the worse of us.
So in honor of this fine day, I’d like to challenge you fine seadogs to test your piratical knowledge with the Shiver Me Timbers Quiz.
Do you have the knowledge it takes to be a true pirate? Or are ye naught but a landlubber pretending the sea flows in his veins …
Holding his dirk by the tip, Amos focused on
the pirate’s broad back—an easy target. He let fly, and a moment later, the
dirk sprouted between the pirate’s shoulder blades. He paused to retrieve his
dirk from the body and looked up to find himself standing in the midst of a
cluster of pirates.
Something slammed into him from behind,
shoving him down and grinding his face into the sand. He gasped for breath and
inhaled a mouthful of dust. He lashed out with his dirk and struggled to rise.
Thud. A boot crashed into his side, followed by a
kick to the chest, and then another and another. Blows poured down upon him.
Beneath the crushing weight of pain, Amos was conscious of only one thing.
He had failed Birdie.
broke into a run. Harpoon in hand, bare feet punching the sand, he raced toward
the sea-demon. He didn’t know what he intended to do. Didn’t even know what he could do. But the sheer audacity of the
action sent his heart pumping with excitement.
least the beast would have a fighting chance.
scadtha’s jaws opened wider and wider till Ronan feared it would swallow the
sea-demon whole. Not that it need to. The rows of jagged teeth filling its
mouth were more than capable of handling the job.
battle cry ripped from Ronan’s lips. He flung himself onto the scadtha’s back, hands
slipping on the slimy scales, and pulled himself up into a crouch at the nape
of the towering neck. He drew both hands back and plunged the harpoon into a
gap between the scales.