Ahoy, Me Hearties!
So ye be wantin' a little adventure in your day, eh? Well, ye've come to the right port, that's fer sure. We pirates be colorful characters!
We been sailin' the high seas since ancient times — since the first merchants started using boats to take their cargo from place ter place. Why sink me, there be pirates as long ago as 3,000 years. They use ter call us “The Sea Peoples” when we was stealin' and a burnin' and makin' trouble somethin' fierce for those Egyptians. Since then, we be hoisting sails and scoutin' out booty all over the world.
Even today, ye can find some of me maties. They be using cell phones and speedboats, but they still be pirates just the same. Shiver me timbers, we be a persistent lot!
So are ye lookin' to have some swashbuckling fun? This here book is a treasure trove of pirate puzzles for ye to plunder. Ye can crack codes and navigate mazes. Ye can weigh anchor with words, heave to with hidden pictures, or master some math. Ye might even learn a thing or two about some of me scurvy friends.
Avast! Have ye never heard of Blackbeard or Calico Jack? What sort of landlubber are ye? How about Captain Hook? Surely you know of him and how he lost his hand to the dread crocodile?!
…do ye know why Captain Hook was wantin' to cross the road?
Hang onto yer bilge mop 'cause this riddle be that funny! Pencil in the words that be suggested by the clues. Put the numbered letters in their proper place in the grid. Work back 'n forth 'tween the two until you be getting the answer.
Buckets and scuppers, we almost forgot! Do ye like the idea of searchin' fer treasure? Then don't be missin' the very last puzzle in this here book — that's the one where ye gets to search for all the booty that's been hidden on almost every page.