Death has a way of engendering appetite.
Let’s talk about punishment. I believe that putting people in cages and threatening to drop them off cliffs is rather harsh for stealing cake. On the other hand, is it any worse than putting them in a cell and leaving them to rot for 20 years?
Politics aside, I have no problem in extending the hand of mercy to anyone who commits lesser crimes. Just so long as they’re not crimes against me.
And our saga ends with bribery. It seems that the only lesson we can learn from this is that while it’s true that crime is punished and thieves go to jail, if you’re a giant with a sword you can get away with pretty much anything you want. For the moment.
As long as there are apples, no one gets hurt.
DISCLAIMER: I’ve never been to prison, so I don’t know what the food there is like. But I imagine it isn’t that good. And for Pirate, bad food is the last straw. What will she do next? Well, it’s Pirate. What do you think she’ll do?
And that was the apple core that broke the stick person’s back.
And now Pirate earns her just reward! Funnily enough, her talent for finding gems and gold probably means she’ll pay off her sentence pretty quickly. Nevertheless, remember this lesson: if you’re going to commit a crime…try to get away with it. I guess. Bad life lessons with Pirate!
Just don’t get caught, Pirate.
Sometimes Pirate can overreact. But anyone who steals food deserves a horrible, terrifyingly-painful death. Myself, I can’t stand it if someone eats my favorite snacks, but I wouldn’t kill anyone over it. Probably.
Spitting on the sidewalk is also punishable by death.
How would stick-people punish their criminals? I think that pulling Pirate around would be a pretty painful punishment.
It’s harsh, but fair. Probably.