This early sea story may be a
THE CUTTERMAN AND THE
revenue cutterman and a pirate were drinking at a waterfront bar and they
proceed to swap sea stories. The cutterman noted the pirate's peg leg, eye patch
"So tell me," asks the cutterman, "how did you come to lose that
"Arrgh," says the pirate, "'Twas a black squall swept me
overboard. Whilst in the water, a shark snapped me leg off and I've had this peg
leg ever since."
"Wow!" says the cutterman. "And how'd you get the hook?"
"We was fighting at close quarters," says the pirate. "Some
scurvy dog with a cutlass hacked me hand off and I've had this hook ever
"Amazing!" says the cutterman. "And what about the eye
"Arrgh," says the pirate. "'Twas a seagull pooped in me
"A seagull?" asks the cutterman, a bit incredulous.
"Well, I should explain," says the pirate. "'Twas me first day
with the new hook."
Comment - Seamond, have we you to thank for this tale of the Old Guard?
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