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Old 09-12-2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Talk like a pirate Day is next week

Next Saturday is International Talk like a Pirate Day. I'd like to write a front page post about pirate themed ebook we have here at MR. Would anyone like to help me with this by converting a Project Gutenberg title and uploading it here?

PG has a bookshelf of titles for you to choose from:
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Pirate...c._(Bookshelf)

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Old 09-12-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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The link is broken, here's a working one...
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Pirate...c._(Bookshelf)
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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The link is broken, here's a working one...
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Pirate...c._(Bookshelf)
Thanks. I fixed it. Somehow the forum software decided to drop the closing ellipsis.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:39 PM   #5
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I'd be willing to do a book if someone wants to recommend a title folks would like to see. The ones I saw on the list that I recognized immediately are already in the MR library.
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Old 09-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #6
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How about ,The Pirate's Pocket Book by Dion Clayton Calthrop? Humor, YA fiction?

EDIT: adding the excerpt of the 2,959 words (16 pages) book.

Excerpt from http://manybooks.net/titles/calthrop2478324783.html

Some said that he must be young or he could not be so wicked.

So you see there were two opinions about him.

There are always two opinions about a celebrated man.

If you look at him you will see that he dressed to please himself.

[Illustration: Supposed birthplace of Tomb family. Family of Bone still living in the cottage.]

He wore a nice hat--but you have noticed that; and he had a roving eye.

By which I do not mean his eye walked about like this, but that he looked around him a good deal.

[Illustration]

If you are thinking of becoming a Pirate--and there is plenty of room at the top of every profession--you will have to look about a good deal, because you will have enemies.

[Illustration: He dreams of other worlds to conquer.]

Tom Tomb--that was not his name, but it was the way he signed other people's cheques, and your father and mother will tell you that this is a very mean trick--lived partly on an island, and partly on board the Inky Murk.

[Illustration]

You will understand that I mean not with one foot on the island and one on the boat, but sometimes on one and sometimes on the other.

[Illustration]

Now T. T. never robbed the poor.

[Illustration]

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Old 09-12-2009, 04:05 PM   #7
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Not all about pirates, but see FeedBooks: From the Sea.
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #8
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Next Saturday is International Talk like a Pirate Day.
And is also the day of the Paris Meet-Up.
How do les corsaires talk?
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:24 PM   #9
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I thought we didn't condone pirate ebooks.




Or was that, pirated ebooks?
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:25 AM   #10
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I have already converted a nice illustrated version of "Treasure Island"; surely the "ultimate" pirate book.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:36 AM   #12
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International Talk like a Pirate Day is a scam and if any of you fall for it, you'll be the worse off for it.

All it is is a day designed to sell a book. I've seen the website and it's a sham. SO don't fall for this or you'll be laughed at by thouse of us who are not falling for this sham/scam.
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International Talk like a Pirate Day is a scam and if any of you fall for it, you'll be the worse off for it.

All it is is a day designed to sell a book. I've seen the website and it's a sham. SO don't fall for this or you'll be laughed at by thouse of us who are not falling for this sham/scam.
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Sounds like a challenge. How about a short story about Pirates, set in Paris and....ooh...ooh...my fiction sense is tingling... I will have a story by next Friday that encompasses all of these things, plus, cats
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And is also the day of the Paris Meet-Up.
How do les corsaires talk?
hm... coincidence ??

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