“So,” said one pirate, “how’d ye get that metal hook for a hand?”
“We were ransacking a merchant ship in the West Indies when I got into a sword fight with the ship’s captain and he cut off my hand.”
“Fantastic!” said the first pirate. “And how’d ye get that peg leg?”
“We were ransacking a schooner off Haiti when I got into hand-to-hand combat with the schooner’s captain. He swung his sword with such force that he cut off my leg.”
“Amazing!” said the first pirate. “And how’d ye get that patch over your right eye?”
“I was standing on the deck of my ship when a seagull crapped on my face.” “That’s how you lost your eye?” asked the first pirate.
“Well, it was my first day with the hook.”
Javna, Gordon & John. Life Is a Joke: 100 Life Lessons (with Punch Lines) (pp. 3-4). Workman Publishing Company. Kindle Edition.