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A Rat from Beer, they say.

A bored fisherman who chose another way.

This humble lad had set about privateering…

till fate cast him t’ward adventurous stealing.


Through gritted teeth and a clever lie,

young Jack would succeed or die.

Whether it be hiding in your chimney,

or fighting ten soldiers, by Jiminy!


He bagged riches great and small,

rising to fame, he outfoxed them all!

Courageous, resolute, heroic…

It’s the truth! I swear it!


Jack Rattenbury was his name,

living the life was his game.

Jack the Rat was his legacy.

An adventurous, everlasting supremacy.


By D.C. Wood (20.07.2013)

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