ObservationsJack had a hard time convincing Arabella that Mei Li’s story about the stone and the Necklace of Power was authentic. Arabella grilled him with questions about just who this Mei Li was, how they could trust her, and just how did you two meet. Jack did not tell her of Mei Li’s part in getting them kidnapped he simply told Arabella that he had met her in the bilges.
“Oh, and Little Miss Chatterbox just tells ye all this out of the goodness of her heart? Oh, that’s just fine! An’ why would she do that if she could just swipe the stone and have all the power to herself? Or unless she was lying and tryin‘ to get ye killed?”
Jack gave Arabella a sly sidelong glance. “Are you worried about me, Belle?”
“Whist! Ye can go to the Devil fer all I care, an ‘twill be yer own fault I guess.”
“Belle, Belle.” Jack tsk tsked. “Who would’ve thought the green-eyed monster would clawed it’s way into
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