The Pirate

A seaman meets a pirate in a bar, and talk about their adventures on the sea. The seaman notes that the pirate has a peg-leg, a hook, and an eye patch.

The seaman asks:

- So , how did you end up - with the peg-leg?

The pirate replies:

- We were in a storm at sea, and I was swept overboard into a school of sharks. Just as my men were pulling me out, a shark bit my leg off.

- Wow! - said the seaman. What about the hook?

- Well..., replied the pirate, We were boarding an enemy ship and were battling the other sailors with swords. One of the enemy cut my hand off.

- Incredible! remarked the seaman. How did you get the eye patch?

- A seagull dropping fell into my eye, replied the pirate.

- You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?, the sailor asked incredulously.

- Well... - said the pirate - it was my first day with the hook.

Vocabulary Help

  • battle - batalha, lutar
  • bit my leg off - arrancou a minha perna
  • board - abordar
  • cut my hand off - cortou minha mao
  • dropping - fezes
  • eye-patch - tampao (do olho)
  • hook - gancho
  • how did you end up with - como voce acabou com esta ...
  • peg-leg - perna de pau
  • school of sharks - cardume de tubaroes
  • seagull - gaivota
  • Seaman - homem do mar
  • swept overboard - jogado fora do barco
  • sword - espada


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