1. Tell me something about your family - what do you think about them, your fondest memory of them and how has been your relationship with them?
Me wife… well, she was a poor lass, so I didn’t marry ‘er for the money. Married ‘er for love. Reckon she would’a been better off with another, but ‘tis in the past now. Me daughter, love the lass with m’heart an’ soul. Last I heard she was still a bit miffed at me for headin’ to sea, but she’s a smart lass, she knows ‘er Pa’s got to do it. Favorite mem’ry? The day after me lass was born she an’ her Ma had fallen asleep on the rockin’ chair on the porch waitin’ fer me to come in from the fields. Good day, that ‘un.2. Which is your favourite possession and why?
Me oilskins. Dead useful in the rain and have kept me old bones from catching my death from the cold many a time.3. How do you spend your free time?
Ye’ll find me either up in the ‘Shark’s’
rigging, watchin’ the waves or down on the deck, sittin’ back while the young’ns sing and dance. Iffn’ I’m drunk enough, I might even show how a real Irishman’s jig goes.4. Who was your first love and what happened?
First love? I was naught but a lad, ‘bout twelve years or so, feel fer the neighbor’s daughter. Didn’t know she was betrothed…5. What are you proudest of?
Me daughter, ‘o course.6. Which are your goals in life?
*At this, Daigh laughs* Goals? Goals is fer the young, mate. Me, I jus’ want te save a nice chunk for me daughter’s dowry and see ‘er set up in life before some pirate’s blade finds a space ‘twixt me ribs. ‘Course, I wouldn’t mind learnin’ how te do them carvings Neil and some ‘o the others do. Right neat liddle skill, that is.7. What is the one thing you would like to be remembered for after your death?
Bein’ a good pa.8. What do you think of the war going on in the Caribbean?
Don’t much care, ‘long as it keeps on goin’ so’s I can git paid.9. What do you hope and what do you fear for the future?
Huh. Reckon me answer is the same as it ‘twas fer me goals. So, dyin’ afore I can send my lass on ‘er way.10. What do you think your greatest weakness is?
I’m old, mate. Me knees creak, me eyesight’ll start t’go afore too much longer and me hands get all stiff when the weather changes. Pick yer fav’rit. Otherwise, I got a soft spot for them young sailors. Got lots ‘o life left, hate t’see ‘em die afore they get a chance to live it.11. Why have you chosen the sea, first of all? Then why have you chosen to be a privateer and what do you like about your profession? What don’t you like?
Didn’ chose the sea, it choose me. Got caught by a press gang when I was a lad, served in the Navy for many a year, left an’, when landlubbin’ didn’ treat me well, went back to what I knew. Didn’t much care what ship I chose the second time ‘round, could’ve been a merchant or a pirate fer all I cared. ‘Long as I get paid, that’s what counts. I ain’t fond o’ salted meat no more, though I like bein’ fed regular and I hate ships that got unreasonable leadership. But I love the sea, so that tends to trump everythin’ else.12. When have you been the happiest and why?
Reckon I got me a one track mind. Best time ‘o my life was when me wife an’ daughter an’ I were livin’ on the farm, before it all fell to pieces.13. What is the thing that has frightened you the most?
When I thought the ‘Fate’s Hand’
mutiny was gonna go sour. Reckoned we all woulda been killed, had that been the case. 14. What is the fondest childhood memory you have?
Comin’ home one day with a sackful of meat pies to divy out ‘twixt me, me pa and me brother. Pa broke out his old fiddle and we sang an’ danced ‘till our eyeballs couldn’t stay open no more. 15. Have you ever had a pet? If yes, tell me about it!
Befriended a seagull once back in me Navy days. ‘E liked to hang about in the riggin’ with me an’ I’d feed him scraps ‘o biscuit. Named ‘im Scrapper because he was missin’ an eye and me an’ the others figured he lost it durin’ a fight over sommat. Followed the ship around fer a year afore a pretty lass seagull caught his eye an’ he flew off with her.16. What does Thomas do that annoys you?
she do that annoys me? Fer the most part, though, she needs t’have me talk less. Don’t like to chatter.17. What characteristic of Thomas’s do you wish you had?
Daigh snorts* Don’t want any of ‘em!18. How do you imagine Thomas would fare in your life?
Well, bein’ a female, I don’t think she should be on a ship, but… She’d do alright, I reckon.