Retold by John Escott
Word count 2,210
The year is 1717. It is a bad time to be the captain of a ship in the Caribbean because of pirates. The most frightening pirate on the sea is Edward Teach, or ‘Blackbeard’.
‘The Governor of Virginia wants us all dead!’ Blackbeard thinks. ‘But can he kill me – the most famous pirate in the Caribbean? No!’
This is his story…