Companion to Day Fifty-Eight: Fakts

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.’

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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.

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