Pirates



	Long ago, when sailing ships ruled the waves, a captain and his
	crew were in danger of being boarded by a pirate ship. As the crew
	became frantic, the captain bellowed to his First Mate, "Bring
	me my red  shirt!" The First Mate quickly retrieved the captain's
	red shirt, which the captain put on and lead the crew to battle
	the pirate  boarding party. Although some casualties occurred
	among the crew, the  pirates were repelled.

 	The men sat around on deck that night recounting the day's events when
	an ensign looked to the Captain and asked, "Sir, why did you call for
	your red shirt before the battle?" The Captain,  giving the
	ensign a look that only a captain can give, exhorted, "If I am
	wounded in battle, the red shirt does not show the blood, and thus
	you men will continue to fight unafraid." The men sat in silence, 
	marveling at the courage of such a man.

 	The next morning, the lookout screamed that there were two pirate
	vessels sending boarding parties. The crew cowered in fear, but the
	captain, calm as ever, bellowed, "Bring me my red shirt!" Once again,
	the battle was on, and the Captain and his crew repelled both
	boarding parties, though this time more casualties occurred.  Later
	that day, however, the lookout screamed that there were pirate ships, 
	10 of them, all with boarding parties on their way. The men became 
	silent and looked to the Captain, their leader, for his usual command.  
	The Captain, calm as ever, bellowed, "Bring me my brown pants!"






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