On the verandah of the op shop is a box of free things that are yours to claim if you so desire. On top of the box was a book called The Pirates' Tale that I took home for Z.
Most of the pages are stories unto themselves, such as:
A pirate found a house and opened the door and went in. It was dusty. He tidied it and dusted it.
One day the pirates got better and sailed away to the mountain and saw a shark and caught it and the pirates' new cat said, 'Meow meow.' The pirates said, 'Be quiet, new cat.'
And a few pages later is the last page; relief in a world of Hollywood endings: