As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last over and he happily leaves the service of the pirates. When Frederic meets the beautiful Mabel, one of the many daughters (or wards in Chancery) of Major-General Stanley, they fall in love and decide to marry. However, complications arise when the pirates decide to marry the rest of the Major-General's daughters, themselves - and Frederic's birthdate turns out to be not all it seems. Written by
David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>
Did You Know?
Watch the little pirate that the pirate king leans on when the pirates are singing their bit in "If he's telling a terrible story..." That little pirate is singing the same as the rest of the gang but his mouth doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the words. See more
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