On board a 17th century pirate ship sailing the ocean waves, a crew under the command of one Captain Avery are being picked off one by one by a ghostly apparition. They believe it to be a legendary Siren, a beautiful and mesmerizing demon who lures men to their death with its haunting Siren song. She marks her prey before retrieving them with a black spot on their hand, a mark that means certain death. As they are becalmed and stuck in the ocean, all seems lost for the dwindling pirate crew... until three stowaways are discovered with a mysterious blue crate. Written by
Did You Know?
Henry Avery was a real pirate and was mentioned in the classic series episode "The Smugglers". Steve Thompson
was unaware of this. He'd simply looked through his sons' book about pirates and picked Avery because of his mysterious disappearance. See more
When you perform CPR, you must break the persons ribs to restart their heart or remove the water from their lungs. Otherwise you're just pounding on someone's ribcage. See more
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