“Walk the plank,” says Pirate Jim.

“But Captain Jim, I cannot swim.”

“Then you must steer us through the gale.”

“But Captain Jim, I cannot sail.”

“Then down with the galley slaves you go.”

“But Captain Jim, I cannot row.”

“Then you must be a pirate’s clerk.”

“But Captain Jim, I cannot work.”

“Then a pirate captain you must be.”

“Thank you, Jim,” says Captain Me.

-Shel Silverstein

 

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