The Necklace“All creatures deserve the freedom of life.” Jack recognized the voice but not the speaker. It was the amiable Chinese person who had so graciously knocked him out and shanghaied him. Only she was not a man as Jack had originally thought.
“Delightful.” Jack said dryly. “I’m sure he just loves it down here.”
“Taking your anger out on another is cowardly and futile.” said the girl, looking grave. “Even if that one is a rat.”
“Right. The rat didn’t press gang me into this aptly named ship.”
“The rat also didn’t steal the Captain’s precious stone.”
“Bloody hell!” snarled Jack. “I am so sick of that spoiled, insipid, stark raving mad excuse of a Captain. That is nothing but a marble, my marble that I found. There was no stealing involved.”
“To you it is a marble,” The girl was so petite one would think she was Jack’s age i