“We have to pay to sail aimlessly?” asked one of the crew members astonished about the unusual contest.
“Yep. Easy,” replied the skipper.
It was decided.
They roamed in high waters for days and days up to when food and water became scarce. Then they returned, eager to know who had won. The pier was empty, except for the fluttering envelope:
To the Sea Pirate.
May you return safely.”
The skipper looked at his crew. There was no sign of the promised prize money though.
“It’s time,” he said, pulling out his automatic. Guess who was lost now!