Sol ordered a throne of gold, and we made it. ‘Bring me a slaver,’ she said. We brought one – and she stabbed him.
Sol killed, and killed again. No one seemed to know why any more. Bile rose in my throat. Oldy remained at the ship, so I was alone.
Today’s female at sea is the historical individual Ann Mills. She served on the frigate Maidstone in 1740, and managed not to become a pirate – just a sailor and soldier. A picture of the time shows an artist’s version of her, and it’s pretty. . . exciting.
“The engraving depicts a female sailor standing at the edge of a wooden pier with her back against the sea. She wears a military hat and jacket, a cravat tucked into a buttoned waistcoat, and a skirt that may easily be mistaken for a fanciful pair of trousers. In her right hand, she brandishes a naked cutlass, and dangling from her left is the decapitated head of a Frenchman, which she holds out as a trophy of her valour in combat.”
Girls just wanna have fun.