PIRATES. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. Mervyn Peake short story (1948), personal project.

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Sketches for The Drowning.

Captain Slaughterboard was blood thirsty yet an 'aesthete' who, on occasion, was known to sacrifice crew members to appease the mood of the ocean. This poor elderly pirate met his end after walking the plank in the moonlight, wrapped in a vermillion flag.