Why I became a pyrate: My life, and them reasons for becoming a pyrate hath bin a subject of much controversy. However, me person in particular, who, after examining the events logically, concludes, considering the moral feelings possessed by me when taken by Hywel Davis, is that I, after much contemplation, believed wholeheartedly, that life for me as a pyrate was preordained, tho' having no idea untill later, just what was to be the true nature of that what I held to be my inescapable future beyond the joining of their ranks, but 'tis believe'd, indubitably, by this woman, who I hath chosen to relate my story, as it was to meselfe, to be my destiny. I once again being captured by pyrates, and my quick rise to captain, one can easily draw one to the conclusion that those who crewed, the Rover, knew of me from my dayes whilst sailing with Edward England, which is the eyes of me champion, being she who writes for me, explains my acceptance speech, as it ought be to all. I, who be more that capable, yet unable to atchieve a well-deserved position as Captain upon a Merchant on Naval vessell, felt that such obtainment would be possible, Onley, aboard a Pyrate ship. Ergo, now belieeving this to be the long awaited fulfilment of me destiny, as she knoweths to be, I allowed my strong morals, sense of propriety, and integrity drive me forth. From these , ne'er did I waiver, and in this, became the legendary pyrate Pyrate Captain, Bartholomew Roberts. This position, which was unlike that of anny that came before me or since, allowe'd me to show to all hwo opposed me, and with an unmitigated passion, what a grave misstake they had made in denying me that which I so well deserved, a Captaincy. That which lyes herein is my story, and how it truly happened.
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