from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Kidd, William Known as "Captain Kidd.” 1645?-1701. British sea captain who turned to piracy after being hired to protect British ships in the Indian Ocean (1696). His cruelty and undiscovered buried treasure, although unsubstantiated, remain legendary.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
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[Illustration: "'HERE'S A KETTLE OF FISH,' SAID KIDD"] "If you do, you swim -- we'll not turn back with you," retorted Abeuchapeta, whom, in honor of his prowess, Kidd had appointed executive officer of the
Jake soon realizes that Captain Kidd is invisible to all but himself and a few antics ensue as the Captain beholds a modern day family, with a sister as scary as any sea monster.
MR. HUMPHREYS: The legendary Captain Kidd is supposed to have buried his treasure on a tiny island off the west coast of Pemba Island.
Rumors have it that Captain Kidd left buried treasure and is the reason for the Robert Louis Stevenson book, Treasure Island.
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Kidd is considered to be one of the most notorious pirates of the seventeenth century, though most historians agree that his illegal actions were exaggerated and that he was unjustly tried and executed.
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Captain Kidd enlists Jake to be his cabin boy and sets about teaching Jake the most important rules of the sea; rules which also apply to dealing with bullies.
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