Blackbeard began to pace the deck. "As you know, I loves bein' a pirate — the shooting... the stabbing... the burning cords in me hair! But the part I loves the best is the treasure — you know, the booty."
I heard Fred stifle a laugh. We were doomed. If Fred heard the word "booty" a few more times, he'd probably lose it, and we'd all be lashed.
"I tells you, this treasure chest o' coins and jewels right here? That's one of the biggest booties I've ever seen."
Fred looked as if he'd swallow his own face, trying not to laugh.