A girl what’s born for hangin’ ain’t likely to be drowned.
But surely we are not allowed…” “Allowed?” I counters. “We’re allowed to do anything in this world until someone says we ain’t allowed and that someone can back it up.
We clear the harbor and the wind catches her sails and my beautiful ship leans over ever so gracefully, and her elegant bow cuts cleanly into the increasing chop of the waves. I take a deep breath and my chest expands and my heart starts thumping so strongly I fear the others might see it beat through the cloth of my jacket. I face the wind and my lips peel back from my teeth in a grin of pure joy.
You’ve got to think of the fine times you had with your mate, not the moment of his perishin’. Every tear you shed now only wets his windin’ sheet and disturbs his rest
The sun in on the harbor, love, And I wish I could remain, For I know it will be some long, long time, Before I see you again.
I warn’t never meant to be a lady, I know that now. I got streaks of wildness in me that trip me up every time, and just like streaks in clothes, there’s some dirt that just won’t wash out.
I fear that I am losing my mind. But really, it would not be such a precious thing to lose, as it only causes me pain.
And if that is the Foremast, what do you think that sail might be called, Mr. Wheeler?” “The Foresail?” “Very good, Mr. Wheeler, and the next one up would be called…” …”The Next Sail, Sir?” “Alas, no, Mr. Wheeler.
I’m really a peaceful sort of coward.
You was talkin’ out of yer head last night, too,” chortles Davy. “No one’s gonna fancy me. I’m gonna be ugly and no on’es gonna fancyme!” he mimics, mincing about the hammock. “You are such a rum cove, Jacky, for thinkin’ such things when yer just about beat t’ death! Fancy me? Fancy me? Jacky, no one’s gonna fancy us, we’re all gonna end up lookin’ like Snag!” “Which is how a salty dog sailor’s supposed to look,” says Willy with a firm nod. “And you’re halfway there, Jack-o!” crows Tink. Ah, the sweet comfort of friends.
It is said that boys fall in love with their eyes, because they can be initially struck to their very core by a girl’s mere physical beauty, while girls tend to fall in love with their ears. The outward handsomeness of the lad notwithstanding, a girl most of all likes to hear words of love everlasting, of how he will be kind and gentle with her and protect her from harm and want to always hold her in the highest respect and esteem.
What’s the matter Jaimy? Ain’t-cha never seen a girl before? -Jacky Faber
I can smell the smoke now. I can see tendrils of it comin’ up between the cracks in the shrikin’ floorboards. There she is, calmly taking down the framed examples of fine embroideries, samplers, and needlework from teh hallway wall and tucking them under her arm. “Mistress! Come on! You’ve got to leave!” She calmly turns and faces me. “Why?” she asks. “The British are coming?” “Only one, Mistress,” I say
Well,’ I shrug, all innocent, ‘we all ride our little hobbyhorses, don’t we, Mr. Peel?
I close my eyes, hoping to slip into the same dream again, but then that never happens, does it?
men i swear.” -jacky faber
Why did I follow her? If you must know, Sir, it was easy. Pound for pound, Puss-in-Boots was the best commander I ever served under.
Davy lets fly an oath and storms out of the hold. We hear his fist hit the wall as he leaves. you really are an evil girl, says Jaimy. I know, I murmur. I shall have to pay.
When in Boston, I shall be able to take you out to dinner, if not to bed. I should greatly prefer the latter, but I must accept my lot.
Ah Padriac. I have often wondered if boys who have flaming red hair up top also have…yep.
The pants come down. Most look shamefaced, but tha Arthur McBride is not the least bit shy about showing off his equipment, oh no, he isn’t. He grins in my direction. ‘Not all that impressive, boyo
If I take a tumble, I’ll mae quite a splash, but at least I won’t smash against the deck and make a mess. Still be dead, though.
Hmmmm…There certainly are a lot of pretty boys in this world.