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Thread #90855   Message #1725731
Posted By: Ebbie
23-Apr-06 - 10:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Subject: RE: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
The conjecture was that the Captain was concerned with what the owners would think if he left the Sofia and salvers eventually got the ship.

A local woman wrote a play - actually a reading - where the dead meet and argue the points of what actually happened and who was to blame. No one really knows the actual end- as Q said, the next morning when the would-be rescue boats returned the ship was gone, the only thing visible its mast pointing up out of the water.

"Hold tightly, my darling, hold tight"