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"So, me lads," continued Blackbeard, "if ye be pirates, then tell me: what be a powder monkey?"

The pirates looked at us. I looked at Fred. Fred looked at Sam. Sam looked at me. Let me tell you, it's a bad sign when SAM is looking at YOU for an answer.

I cleared my throat to stall while I tried to remember every pirate movie I'd ever seen, then said the most logical thing:

Powder monkeys are South Seas monkeys, expertly trained to carry gunpowder in banana-shaped sacks.

Powder monkeys are doctors who administer talcum powder to pirates with chafing problems.

Powder monkeys are young boys on ships who take care of the cannons and the gunpowder.

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