|Cap'n Smudge (1977) [Picture Book]|
by Stephen Cosgrove
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After Cap'n Smudge loses a leg to a sea monster, the other fisherman make fun of his wooden leg and set fire to it. He replaces it with a mop, and takes revenge by throwing garbage into the harbor to foul their nets. They call on Serendipity the pink sea serpent to help. After hearing Cap'n Smudge's story, she shames them into apologizing and buying him a new wooden leg. Everyone makes up, and Cap'n Smudge and Serendipity sail into the sunset together, opposite the moral:
So if you ever see someone
Different than you or me
Just remember Cap'n Smudge
And this tale of Serendipity.
Original title: Cap'n Smudge
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Picture Books