Oldy healed my arm – or close enough. We poured oil into the hold, each cabin, and the galley.
‘This is it then,’ I said, and made a spark.
We sat on the galley tables drinking rum and pouring it on the walls.
‘How long will it burn?’ I asked.
Oldy shrugged: ‘She’ll come.’
What I learned about pirates today:
*Historical pirate ships were among the most democratically-run workplaces of their era.
*Historical pirates often had a form of insurance in order to help injured crewmen.
*Pirate culture was unusually accepting of mistreated or hated minorities.
*The greatest concentration of pirates today is found around. . . Indonesia.