Captain Salty's Valentine
Captain Salty was in a mood. Nothing could make him smile. Not stomping his peg leg. Not feeding crackers to his parrot. Not telling jokes to First Mate Moe. In fact, where was Moe? Captain Salty couldn’t make the ship run smoothly without Moe! Oh dear. It didn’t look good.
Captain Salty searched all the places he could think of: the galley, the crow’s nest. the poop deck. He even checked to make sure Moe hadn’t gone for a nap. No sign of him!
Just when Captain Salty was about to order all hands on deck, First Mate Moe appeared with a big smile on his face and his hands behind his back.
“Blimey!” Exclaimed Captain Salty. “Where has ye been?”
“I’ve been workin’ on a little something fer ye, Cap’n.” Moe replied.
“Fer me?” asked the Captain.
“Yes,” exclaimed Moe. “Tis a special day today.”
By now, the other crew members were gathered around.
“Today?” The Captain scratched his head.
“We admire the cut o’ yer jib, Cap’n,” Moe said. “And we want to wish ye a Happy Valentine’s Day.” Moe pulled a giant paper heart out from behind his back, signed by the whole crew.
The captain was so touched he made a rare declaration.
“Doubloons for all!”
“Hooray! Happy Valentine’s Day!”