Captain Jebediah Morgan looked down on his crew swilling their daily ration of rum, contemplating that the volume of rum he and his crew had consumed over the last ten years would fill an ocean.
Rum had been very kind to him, it kept his men content, and had led to his captaincy ten years previous when the former captain had fallen into the hold, breaking his neck, after consuming too much of the spirit.
In his rum filled fantasies he would regret not being born a hundred years previous, in the the golden age of piracy, but had come to accept the reality of this current periods meagre pickings.
On a clear, sunny day in the year of our lord 1886, the lookout spotted a ship sailing on the horizon, and after a lengthy pursuit they boarded and captured their prize.
Much to the chagrin of the pirates the only cargo was 500 barrels imprinted with the words ” Coca Cola, the temperance drink” and they snorted in disgust at its implications.
Captain Jebediah Morgan, looked down on his crew swilling their daily ration of rum and coke, reveling in his decision to combine the two, thereby preserving his rum supply and discovering a delightful new drink in the process.