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December 8 - 17 cunning corsairs: 5. Seventeen - by Ainu Laire

Seventeen

  All cultures have a digit
  That brings bad luck, you see.
  For hobbits, eighty is it
  And elves, seventy-three.

  Gondorians fear sixty
  And dwarves, it's thirteen.
  Orcs loathe one hundred fifty,
  As for Corsairs? Seventeen.

  Once upon a dreary eve
  Set sail one lonely ship.
  Soon as they took their leave
  Their luck started to slip.

  They sailed through ghastly storms
  And lost their bows and knives.
  And enemies attacked in swarms
  They nearly lost their lives!

  The cunning captain of the boat
  Thought of their bad luck.
  And then came from his throat:
  "Holy mother- hey, a duck!"

  Even though the duck meant naught,
  He still knew the solution.
  He would now not be fraught
  And would rid of this pollution.

  For he spotted upon his turf
  That there were seventeen men.
  And as he gazed upon the surf,
  He thought up 'Operation: Ben'.

  So he told his men this plan
  And they all shouted in glee.
  And then they grabbed Ben, a man,
  And threw him into the Sea.

  Hereafter safe, this group of brothers,
  This now wise band of sixteen
  Spreads this message to all others:
  Beware number seventeen!

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Last Update: 29 Dec 05
Stories: 24
Type: Workshop/Group List
Created By: Yule Mathoms Challenge 2005


Thanks to Juno-Magic and Aranel Took, HASA members were presented with 24 cues to use to create presents of stories, drabbles, and poems for the Yule season in 2005. Many members contributed many wonderful "mathoms" for you to enjoy. Find them all collected here.

Why This Story?

The eighth set of mathoms

 

Story Information

Author: HASA Workshop

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/10/06

Original Post: 12/03/05

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