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Why Do Pirates Love Parrots? by David Feldman
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Jan 04, 2011

really liked it
Read from January 04 to March 15, 2011

I LOVE Bathroom Books!! Lots of fun facts, short chapters (hey, perhaps TWO could be read while oning one's "business!). Been through several in my lifetime, and enjoy every one. This one was given to me by my good friend Jim, with whom I celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th, if you didn't already know; see the article by Dave Barry, go to www.talklikeapirate.com). So he simply HAD to get it for me! The title article reveals that parrots were a favorite animal aboard ships because of their light weight and thus low maintenance; they also, at times, served as lunch. The "Parrot on the shoulder of the Pirate" image was largely promulgated by Robert Newton in his portrayal of Long John Silver in "Treasure Island" (See the movie! Read the book!). Other stuff relates to the strip of paper in Hershey's Kisses, the piece of tissue paper in new socks (well, only one); portholes; and other stuff. Per the Code of the Bathroom Book Owners, this has been passed on to my other good friend Larry, himself the source of others I have read. Please to enjoy.
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