A seaman meets a pirate in a bar, and talk about their adventures on the sea. The seaman notes that the pirate has a peg-leg, a hook, and an eye patch.

The seaman asks:

— So , how did you end up – with the peg-leg?

The pirate replies:

— We were in a storm at sea, and I was swept overboard into a school of sharks. Just as my men were pulling me out, a shark bit my leg off.

— Wow! — said the seaman. What about the hook?

— Well…, replied the pirate, We were boarding an enemy ship and were battling the other sailors with swords. One of the enemy cut my hand off.

— Incredible! remarked the seaman. How did you get the eye patch?

— A seagull dropping fell into my eye, replied the pirate.

— You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?, the sailor asked incredulously.

— Well… — said the pirate — it was my first day with the hook.

Vocabulary Help

  • battle – batalha, lutar
  • bit my leg off – arrancou a minha perna
  • board – abordar
  • cut my hand off – cortou minha mao
  • dropping – fezes
  • eye-patch – tampao (do olho)
  • hook – gancho
  • how did you end up with – como voce acabou com esta …
  • peg-leg – perna de pau
  • school of sharks – cardume de tubaroes
  • seagull – gaivota
  • Seaman – homem do mar
  • swept overboard – jogado fora do barco
  • sword – espada