Case No 3487 - Pirate High Council V Black Bart
Clerk of the Court: All inerested parties in the matter o' The Pirate 'igh Counc'l versus Black Bart draw near, Cap'n Keelhaullin' Jack presidin'. All stan'.
Captain Jack: Be seated. Mr Clerk of the Court, read the charges, please.
Clerk of the Court: Yes, m'lud. Mr Black Bart, it is alleged that you:
1. Did procure ingredients for, make, contrive to distribute and sell a prohibited substance, namely his Fish Heade Stewe;
2. Did cruelly and wontonly breach his promise of marriage to a Miss Pirgella of Portsmouth, him being a bounder and a cad;
3. Did leave the establishment of a Madam Fifi without settling his account in the amount of 50 pounds as agreed prior to his accepting services provided by or on behalf of the said Madam Fifi and furthermore that he did attempt to pay this account prior to his making off in haste with brass dubloons, thus bringing the Scurvy Fleet into disprepute by the use of inferior counterfeit coinage; and,
4. Was found sober whilst serving as a member of a raiding party on the London warehouse of the West Indian Over Proof Rum Company.
Captain Jack: Mr Bart, how do you plea?