In Arena, Walk the Plank is an excellent card. Hard removal is Yankee Taste - Various - Walk The Plank Vol.1 (CDr) valuable in Arena and Walk the Plank comes with the additional bonus of having a very reasonable cost.
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They spared only the crew members with skill sets that they required. The crew was not only forced to walk the plank, but their feet were also tied with heavy cannonballs so that they would not even have the chance to swim to some safety. Several other instances of walking the plank happened during the 19th century, but most of them involved pirates and mutineers sending each other to the death this way. This happened because some wrongfully believed that by sending their comrades to death this way would lessen their sentence, but of course, that was not the case.
Claxton, surgeons-mate aboard the Garland intestified to a committee at the House of Commons about the use of the plank by slavers : . The food, notwithstanding the mortality, was so little, that if ten more days at sea, they should, as the captain and others said, have made the slaves walk the plank, that is, throw themselves overboard, or have eaten those slaves that died. Pirate John Derdrakeactive in the Baltic in the late s, was said to have drowned all his victims by forcing them to walk the plank.
In JulyWilliam Smith, captain of the British sloop Blessingwas Yankee Taste - Various - Walk The Plank Vol.1 (CDr) to walk the plank by Yankee Taste - Various - Walk The Plank Vol.1 (CDr) Spanish pirate crew Yankee Taste - Various - Walk The Plank Vol.1 (CDr) the schooner Emanuel in the West Indies. The Times of London reported on February 14, that the packet Redpole Bullock, master was captured by the pirate schooner President and sunk.
The commander was shot and the crew were made to walk the plank. Inpirates intercepted the Dutch brig Vhan Fredericka in the Leeward Passage between the Virgin Islandsand murdered most of the crew Yankee Taste - Various - Walk The Plank Vol.1 (CDr) making them walk the plank with cannonballs tied to their feet.
Despite the likely rarity of the practice in actual history, walking the plank entered popular myth and folklore via depictions in popular literature. Captain Charles Johnsonin his book A General History of the Pyratesdescribed a similar practice using a ladder rather than a plank in the Mediterranean of classical antiquity — Roman captives were offered the ladder and given their freedom, provided they were willing to swim for it. Robert Louis Stevenson 's classic Treasure Island contains at least three mentions of walking the plank, including at the beginning where Billy Bones tells bone-chilling stories of the practice to Jim Hawkins.
Treasure Island also popularized other now-common pirate motifs such as parrots, peglegs, and buried treasure. The concept also appears in J. Barrie 's Peter Panwhere Captain Hook 's pirates helped define the archetype. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Form of execution for pirates at sea. For other uses, see Walk the Plank disambiguation. Retrieved March 20, The notion of 'walking the plank' is a myth
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