You see a pirate don't have to do ANYTHING, Joe, when he's ashore, but a hermit HE has to be praying considerable, and then he don't have any fun, anyway, all by himself that way."
I'd a good deal rather be a pirate, now that I've tried it."
"The black pirates of Barsoom, O Prince," said Thuvia.
As the pirates swooped closer toward the ground, thern soldiery poured from the temples into the gardens and courts.
And the Queen began to make love to me, the latest recruit to the oyster pirate fleet, and no mere hand, but a master and owner.
To-morrow I would be an oyster pirate, as free a freebooter as the century and the waters of San Francisco Bay would permit.
Upon the tenth day we were chased by two pirates
, who soon overtook us; for my sloop was so deep laden, that she sailed very slow, neither were we in a condition to defend ourselves.
The old man found me a little confused, and under some concern when he named a Dutch ship, and said to me, "Sir, you need be under no apprehensions of the Dutch; I suppose they are not now at war with your nation?"--"No," said I, "that's true; but I know not what liberties men may take when they are out of the reach of the laws of their own country."--"Why," says he, "you are no pirates
; what need you fear?
Tearing the cover from it she swung the muzzle toward the pirate
prahu, which by now was nearly within range above the vessel's side--a moment more and she would be too close to use the weapon upon the pirates
Then the Doctor asked Dab-Dab to fly up and tell the swallows that pirates
were coming after them in a swift ship, and what should he do about it.
The boys vanish in the gloom, and after a pause, but not a long pause, for things go briskly on the island, come the pirates
on their track.
The oyster pirates
, a fleet of a dozen sloops, were lying at anchor on what was known as the "Deserted Beds." The Coal Tar Maggie came sloshing into their midst with a light breeze astern, and they crowded on deck to see us.