For those who are new, this is chapter 4 of a story I’m working on publishing with illustrations by my oldest daughter. I’m trying to get as much feedback as I can before put it out there, so please, tell me what you think, good and bad. If you want to start from the beginning, I have a separate tab for it up top. Happy reading!
ADVENTURES OF THREE SISTERS- PIRATE ADVENTURE by Kathryn Cunningham
Chapter 4- Stormy Seas
All the pirates returned to their ship and continued their journey through the graveyard. Soon they were through, and searching the horizon intently for any sign of the island where they would find the Lost Treasure. They were positive that they were almost there.
“Let’s have some music, ye swarthy knaves!” bellowed Captain Abigail. “We’ll sing us a tune to speed the ship along!” They sang loudly and heartily, as pirates should, their good spirits swelling their song and carrying it on the wind to the dolphins and the jellyfish.
“Hey ho, blow me down,
Toss me on the sea!
On a pirate ship
Adventure waits for me!”
Suddenly, the clear blue sky filled with billowing black clouds and the world went dark. Torrents of rain poured down, and lightening flashed like a spear piercing the gloom. A raging wind whipped at the sails and tossed the ship to and fro on the waves like a toy. The whole boat shuddered and creaked and Cook Margaret went below to make sure everything was secure in the galley.
Half a heart beat later, Cook Margaret raced back up screaming, “There’s a leak in the hull! She’s going down, abandon ship!”
“We’re all bound for Davy Jones’ locker!” wailed Captain Abigail. “Save yourselves, mates! As Captain, it be my duty to go down with the ship.”
But Macaylie was strong. As the ship began to sink into the sea, she said, “I know what my magical power is! Captain, go below and fix the leak, I’ll keep the ship afloat!” With that, she dove into the ocean and started breathing underwater.
A few dolphin kicks later, and she was under the ship. She placed her hands on the underside of the boat, pushed up with her strong arms, kicked hard with her strong legs, and kept the ship from sinking. Meanwhile, Captain Abigail fixed the leak and Cook Margaret lugged buckets of water out of the hold. Together, they saved the ship.