Congratulations to both of you! I have to say I made these pretty hard this year!
Here are the answers.
Lower the boom: Scads, if that scalawag utters another word 'bout me, I'll lower the boom on 'im.
a. to flatten with a large piece of wood
b. to reprimand harshly
c. to blow up with a cannon shot
d. to throw overboard
Nippers and Half-pints: Gather the nippers and half-pints and send 'em ashore for some rum.
a. Mugs and cups
b. Sailors who had lost a leg or an arm
c. young boys
d. Slaves aboard the ship
By the boards: We have t' sail tomorrow or all will go by the boards.
a. following the pirate's code to the letter
b. sitting by the bulwarks or railing of the ship
d. a missed opportunity
Scupperlout: Get off me ship. I can't stand the sight o' ye, ye scupperlout!
a. Offensive idiot
b. Lazy person
c. Mutinous dog
d. Someone who steals food aboard a ship
Cockerel: So that be the way o' it, ye young cockerel
a. Arrogant person
b. Someone who cares for chickens on board the ship
c. a person who resembles a cockroach
c. a type of dog
Fond and feckless: Ye be a good friend but a fond and feckless cap'n.a. Nice and clear-skinned
b. foolish and incompetent
c. Cheerful and daring
d. Carefree and stupid
Crossgrained: Ye crossgrained cur, ye're runnin' straight fer destruction.
b. mixed up/confused
d. a cross dressing sailor
Well, as you're reading this, I'm on an airplane to Minnesota for 3 book signings at Lifeway Christian book stores! One tonight and 2 tomorrow. I'll try and get pictures so I can post them next week.Just a bit of writing news. I finally finished my edits on Surrender the Night. Those are the changes/fixes that I receive from my publisher's editor. Now, all that has to be done is several readings for last minute errors, including another one by me in a month or two, then the printing and binding and voila! A book is born.
When I return home, I'll continue working on Surrender the Dawn. Luke and Cassandra's story. I'm SUPER excited about this one. Luke Heaton is such a mysterious character, I'm not sure I even know what makes him tick yet. A bad boy terribly wounded with a sordid past and a hope for a better future. Oh, and he's one of those dark handsome rugged types. Yummy.