A Pirate Adventure~ Part 6
After being swung over to Captain Elena’s ship (yes, we had to swing on a rope!) I gazed back at Captain Elinor. She grinned at me and then winked. I think she was telling me every thing was going to be okay, so I winked back.
“Miss Farnsworth, would you please hand over the key now?” Captain Elena asked. I decided to try and play dumb,
“What key, ma’m?” I asked.
“Don’t play dumb with me, missy! Give me the key to my parent’s treasure chest!” Captain Elena demanded. It was no use fighting- especially with someone I didn’t even know!
I took off my hat to reveal the key. She stared for a moment and then snatched it up.
She stuffed they key in her sleeve where she knew it would be well protected.
“Miss Farnsworth let me tell you something. You are no longer on my sister’s ship anymore, nor are you in her command. Therefore, when I ask you to do something- you do it. Now, do you know any secret about this treasure?” Captain Elena asked me. What did she mean by a “secret”?
“I can assure you that I know nothing else about the treasure except that it belonged to your parent’s.” I replied quite honestly.
“So, you don’t know any riddles or anything?” She asked me again.
I paused before answering and said, “No, ma’m, not at all.”
“Rosa! Take Miss Farnsworth below deck.” Captain Elena started, then she whispered, so I wouldn’t hear, “Tie her up. I don’t trust this young lady.”
Before I knew it Rosa grabbed me and was leading me below deck.
I screamed, “What are you doing!? Let me go!!” I demanded. I tried to squirm my way out of her arms, but she was too strong.
“It’s alright. I’m just taking you below deck. There’s nothin’ to worry about.” Rosa said.
“Why are you doing this to me? There’s no reason for me to be tied up like this!” I asked.
“Trust me, I don’t like it any more than you do. I hate having to tie people up!” Rosa replied. She didn’t seem very mean or bad at all!
“Why, you’re not a bad pirate at all, are you? What are you doing working for Elena?” I asked.
“My little brothers and sisters need food. If I don’t work for Elena- I don’t get money and my family doesn’t get food. I have no choice.” Rosa explained.
“Oh, Rosa! I am so sorry!” I said. Then we heard Captain Elena call for Rosa.
“I gotta go. I’ll try to bring you some food later.” Rosa said and she went off.
I felt so sorry for Rosa! What must it be like to have to work for an evil pirate to get food for her brothers and sisters? Although we were so different and lived opposite lives, I could tell Rosa and I would become good friends.
That’s the end of Part 6!
Since tomorrow is Sunday I will be posting Part 7 on Monday 😉
Have a great weekend!