Episode Four: Warship of the Royal Navy
Having escaped the storm, the Windward crew observes a British navy warship engaged in battle with an unknown pirate ship. They begin to rig the ship to move themselves away from the action, but are dismayed when they realize that the navy ship is actually in pursuit of the Windward. What will they do?
Characters in this Story
Polly & Bonny
Polly and Bonny are sassy and energetic twin sisters from Australia. This athletic and confident duo make the pefect mates to handle the rigging and sails of the Windward as they deftly scramble fore and aft, up and down the ship.
Once a shy nine-year-old girl who loved to read adventure books, Periwinkle "Wink" Mackenzie now captains her own pirate ship! Wink is knowledgeable on the topics of ships, nautical terms, sail-rigging, and even dabbles in cartography — but all her book knowledge is put to the test on the high seas.
Harriet is by far the boldest and most confident Windward crew member. Her self-assured nature and leadership skills give rise to some conflict as the girls navigate their roles. She'd really like to be Captain, but Harriet is tasked as Quartermaster — a role she learns to value highly in the end.
Jessica has always been an avid learner with a special affinity for mathematics, astronomy, and geography. Her interest and ability to absorb knowledge will serve the Windward crew well as she is tasked with navigating their beloved ship as Steering Master.
Martha is the nurturer of the Windward crew. Her sweet disposition, desire to care for others, and love of food make her the perfect person to take on the role of the ship's Cook.
Val is the ship's Boatswain - the officer in charge of the equipment and the crew. This role suits Val perfectly as she's a natural peacekeeper — loyal, protective, and capable of keeping the Windward and its crew ship-shape.