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“Shall we pull the crew back from Pemba?” He asked the Captain.
“Aye, th' sell cycle is ower fur noow, an' Ahh’m longin' ta git back home!"
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[Back in Chake-Chake…]
The messenger pigeon Groober swooped down over the eastern wharf like a dive bomber and landed squarely on Junior Petty Officer Ishyculture’s head!
“Bloody hell!” She exclaimed in surprise as she jumped backward a step and then caught hold of the bird.
Petty Officer Yprecious covered his mouth to hide his smile as he helped her get the big bird off of her shoulders…
“Look, he’s got a message!” He said as he untied the parchment roll.
“Reads it mucker!” Officer Andofzara said quickly.
“Aye Sairrr, ahem…
Git oan back ta Liconi Village for your boat an' pull fur th' Silverton! We're puttin’' Pemba behind us in th' mornin’ -Keptin
“Potzblitz! Th’ Keptin is pullin’ us oot!” Andofzara exclaimed in surprise as he turned to the men, “Pack it up men! Wee’s off fur Liconi!"
The men all gathered their gear and slung it over their shoulders…
“Wait a minute..." Officer Ickied said as he stopped Andofzara from passing by, “Ahh’m in charge of th’ shore party noow!”
“Wussatt mucker?!” Andofzara said as he turned to face him.
Ickied didn’t speak, but only pointed to his officer patch on the shoulder of his uniform…
Andofzara’s eyes got big as saucers…
“What th’ fock!” He uttered in dismay and then looked down at his own insignia.
“Alright men! Let's move! Ahh want ta git back ta Liconi before sunrise!" Lieutenant Ickied ordered as he stepped past Warrant Officer Andofzara who still stood like a man frozen.
“Arr ye alright Sairrr?” Ishyculture asked him as she fell into line.
“Huh? Aye… healthy so far…” He answered with a confused expression, “Still the battle is in doubt…oan th’ verge of a major retreat. I cannot watch!”
[On the Silverton…]
“Able bodied Seaman reporting fur duty Sairrr!” Seaman Tokjockey said with a salute.
“At yer ease mucker, we cannot hoist anchor until th' crew comes in froms Liconi." Cockpit Officer Sm0sis advised, “Say mate, have ye ever bin ta Montessori?”
“Montessori…ye seem eager enough, “She continued as she chewed the last of a plain.
“Aye, it’s method of education, developed by Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based oan scientific observations of wee folk. Montessori's method has bin used fur ower 100 years in mony parts of th' world. Th’ method views th' child as th' one who is naturally eager fur knowledge an' capable of initiatin' learnin' an’ such…”
Tokjockey raised an eyebrow and swallowed hard…
“COFFEE!” A strong voice rang out from behind them, “It seems like this token command no longer works! Get doon ta the galley mucker, an’ git me some hot coffee!” Acting Lieutenant Errislravenhill said as she walked up to them.
“Aye Sairrr!” Tokjockey said as he saluted and ran off.
“Keeps th’ crew motivated an’ alert!” She said as she gave a hard eye to Sm0sis.
“Aye Sairrr! Well, Ahh’ll be getting’ back ta me duties noow!” Sm0sis said nervously as she saluted and turned back towards the forecastle.
“Yoo do ‘att sailor.”
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"Seems we're gettin' a wee heavy oan th' Officer side of th' crew..." 🙄 -Keptin
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"Two toor sugestions isnae nearly enough ta hav a vote! An' remembers, there's no place in th' whole wide warld 'att we cannot go! Test not yoor Keptin!"
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