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Jack Plank Tells Tales

Natalie Babbitt

Yes, Jack Plank started out to be a pirate. His shipmates all liked him, and their ship, the Avarice, was certainly very beautiful. But after a while it was clear that he wasn't much good at plundering. He just didn't have the knack for it. So what to do? Jack did the only thing he could do-he went ashore to look for another line of work. The town was called Salt-wash, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, and he had a lot of helpful advice from the people in Mrs. DelFresno's boardinghouse. Somehow, though, each career he looked into seemed to have something wrong with it. And every night at dinner in the boardinghouse he tried to explain why. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab caught in your beard? Or what about a music-loving crocodile? There were other things, too, that ran against every suggestion and took the wind out of his sails. At last, Jack decided he wouldn't be good at anything onshore and would have to go back to sea, pirate or not. But sometimes, as you probably know already, things work out very nicely when you least expect it. From the Compact Disc edition.

Yes, Jack Plank started out to be a pirate. His shipmates all liked him, and their ship, the Avarice, was certainly very beautiful. But after a while it was clear that he wasn't much good at plundering. He just didn't have the knack for it. So what to do? Jack did the only thing he could do-he went ashore to look for another line of work. The town was called Salt-wash, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, and he had a lot of helpful advice from the people in Mrs. DelFresno's boardinghouse. Somehow, though, each career he looked into seemed to have something wrong with it. And every night at dinner in the boardinghouse he tried to explain why. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab caught in your beard? Or what about a music-loving crocodile? There were other things, too, that ran against every suggestion and took the wind out of his sails. At last, Jack decided he wouldn't be good at anything onshore and would have to go back to sea, pirate or not. But sometimes, as you probably know already, things work out very nicely when you least expect it. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Yes, Jack Plank started out to be a pirate. His shipmates all liked him, and their ship, the Avarice, was certainly very beautiful. But after a while it was clear that he wasn't much good at plundering. He just didn't have the knack for it. So what to do? Jack did the only thing he could do-he went ashore to look for another line of work. The town was called Salt-wash, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, and he had a lot of helpful advice from the people in Mrs. DelFresno's boardinghouse. Somehow, though, each career he looked into seemed to have something wrong with it. And every night at dinner in the boardinghouse he tried to explain why. For who would want to work where there might be a troll, or the danger of getting a crab caught in your beard? Or what about a music-loving crocodile? There were other things, too, that ran against every suggestion and took the wind out of his sails. At last, Jack decided he wouldn't be good at anything onshore and would have to go back to sea, pirate or not. But sometimes, as you probably know already, things work out very nicely when you least expect it. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

2h 8m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:26


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:28