I had quite a bit of fun writing all my vocabulary sentences last month, so here I am again to plague you with ridiculous tidbits about the beloved crew of Captain Timberwolf. (Note: He has had multiple crews, as I may have mentioned in another post – a crew of squirrels some amount of years ago, and currently, a human crew.)
Root Word: ag Meaning: to do
Though Captain Timberwolf had nothing on his agenda except “gloat among glittery hordes of stolen booty”, he claimed he was busy in order to avoid seeing his rival, Captain Kincade.
No one is sure what exactly Captain Timberwolf did to agitate the lovely Captain Kincade quite so much; but then again, knowing Timberwolf, he was likely just being himself.
Terrified that agents of rival pirate captains would attack him in his sleep, Captain Timberwolf made sure that there were squirrel guards patrolling the ship every night.
Captain Timberwolf had very little agricultural experience, having spent 39 of his 45 years on the sea, but his crew of squirrels had plenty of knowledge in that area (especially on the farming of nuts.)
Root Word: sat Meaning: enough
Even after copious raids on mansions and palaces bordering the sea, Captain Timberwolf’s lust for fresh Canadian maple syrup was not satisfied.
One pirate’s insatiable desire to pet one of the squirrels from Captain Timberwolf’s crew led to his contraction of squirrelvy, the rodent counterpart of the better known scurvy.
Unfortunately, there were not enough squirrels for Captain Timberwolf to sate his desire for a crew composed entirely of the cuddly little buggers.
The squirrels may have looked scrawny, saturated in salt water as they were, but they were more than capable of taking pirates down with their sick squirrel-fu skills.
Root Word: chron Meaning: time
Timberwolf’s present crew, in chronological order of when he acquired them, is composed of the following eight characters: Red, Algreve, the brothers Silas and Danny, Gunnar, Angel, Maldir, and finally, the newbie, Theo.
It was a tragedy when the pirate with several chronic illnesses was abandoned on the deserted island.
Theo was the one chosen to chronicle the events surrounding Captain Timberwolf’s disappearance, as the only others who wanted to do so – Gunnar and Danny – were denied the honor on account of Gunnar being illiterate and Danny tending to throw in his own made up words.
There was synchronized screaming from the crew when Captain Timberwolf announced that they would be doing team bonding activities.
Root Word: mal Meaning: bad or evil
Red felt that he was being watched, and he turned around to find a baby crocodile, newly hatched from its egg, staring at him maliciously.
The rest of the crew happened to fall ill to a vicious malady on the day of Silas’ ship-wide shopping spree.
Algreve hadn’t gotten sick in ages, so when he finally caught a cold, he claimed it was a malignant disease slowly sapping the life out of him.
Silas gave his younger brother a malevolent glare when Danny tracked mud onto the Persian rug in the captain’s cabin.
Root Word: para Meaning: alongside or beside
Theo told stories of many strange creatures, but his favorite was the shapeshifter – it was a paradox, something that could always be counted on to change.
Algreve’s attempt to steer the dinghy parallel to the main vessel resulted in a gaping hole in the cargo hold.
To dissuade pirates from abandoning ship, every captain made sure to tell parables about carnivorous snakes who would devour disloyal sailors.
Theo, as the ship’s storyteller, told tales of paranormal events that left several of his crewmates shivering, though it was quite hot outside.