After seeing the pink frilly sign outside Cadmus and Hob raced to the door. Inside, the main room floor was covered with oil. Flames were spreading from the oil to the wood beams. Peering through the flames they could see the bar itself was pink and lacey where the flames had not touched yet.
Cadmus gave out a string of profanities that would have made Davy Jones blush.
The flames could be seen for some distance as Ahab’s blazed through the night.
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Cadmus and Hob stood for hours watching the inferno.
Cadmus took a swig of rum and spoke.
“You see, that is quality oil to burn like that.”
“Right yor Capt’n.”
The two men dropped back into silence for a long time.
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“The war is over Hob.” Cadmus said in a sad, somber tone.
“Now wot?” Hob asked looking at the Captain.
“Meshbringer and Sculptie.”
“Those are names of unfortunate insurance salesmen who foolishly sold me a policy for this place.”
The two stood for another hour in silence watching the flames dance and the wood crackle.
“Glorious isn’t it?”
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