The Courageous

by

Luke Reed

The Courageous, a pirate ship with one hundred crew members, sets out on the Indian Ocean for Swapland. Captain Vince, a tall man with a red coat, and some of his sailors stop off at a deserted island to find any abandoned treasure. While they are at the island they find a few bars of gold and a couple jewels. While trying to leave the island they run into a couple of Native Indians. They just have enough time to jump onto The Courageous and take off before being captured.

The next day Captain Vince gets up to find Pompom playing with his model ships. After he puts them back he goes to the bar for breakfast. After breakfast Captain Vince goes up to the deck to go fishing. While he is fishing Pompom catches a big fish and almost falls in.

Later while Captain Vince is having lunch, he hears a cannon fire and runs from the bar! Then he hears a sailor yell, "Ship ahoy." Captain Vince yells for everyone to get to their post. As the two ships come closer, the Courageous fires cannon. The other ship locks masts with the Courageous and men swing aboard. Pompom the monkey is running around shooting his pistol while sailors are running everywhere. Gun smoke fills the air and Captain Vince is shouting commands. Then the captain of the other ship swings aboard.

Later while Captain Vince is having lunch, he hears a cannon fire and runs from the bar! Then he hears a sailor yell, "Ship ahoy." Captain Vince yells, "Get to your posts, land lubbers." As the two ships come closer, the Courageous fires cannon. The other ship locks masts with the Courageous and men swing aboard.

Pompom the monkey is running around shooting his pistol while sailors are running everywhere. Gun smoke fills the air while Captain Vince is shooting sailors from the other ship. Then one of the masts breaks and smashes into the other ship.

While men are being thrown off the Courageous, Captain Vince spots an island surrounded by fog and thinks of a perfect escape. His plan is to trail gunpowder to a barrel of gunpowder. Then he would set the trail on fire and get off the ship with the riches. Then the captain of the other ship swings aboard.

BANG! Captain Vince is thrown to the back of the Courageous while fighting Captain James. Pompom is swinging on the mast reloading his pistol when Captain Vince is trailing gunpowder down the deck of the Courageous. Captain Vince slices a lantern and it breaks and catches the trail of gunpowder on fire. Captain Vince yells, "Every man for himself!" and grabs box of riches. Captain James stamps out the trail of fire. Then Captain Vince slices another lantern and the trail catches on fire again. Captain Vince is now done trailing and makes a break for a life boat. Almost to a life boat, Captain James stops Captain Vince and they start to sword fight again! While Captain Vince is fighting he cuts the ropes holding a life boat then he grabs Pompom and Wadley the parrot and jumps into the life boat with some other crew members and starts to row!

"Row faster," Captain Vince yells. "They're hot on our trail."

"BANG, BANG!" Pompom is shooting his pistol at the other ship.

Captain Vince heard a crew member yell "Land ho." By then they had sunk the other ship and had reached an island surrounded by fog. Just as they touched the ground they saw the Courageous blow up with a giant BAMMM!!! Pieces of burning wood gems and gold flew everywhere Captain Vince even caught a couple pieces in his hat. Then he and the other crew members, Wadley and Pompom, walked into the jungle to find a way to get off the island.

LPH Writing Class stories 2012-2013