Hey Cheyenne, " Apache the Calico said reaching down to get
the cat's attention, "Check out this cat, he is just the kind we have been
looking for to help us find that treasure." The daring duo had discovered a
treasure map showing the location of a sunken Galleon.
Topcat on TV
"Yes," Cheyenne said looking at Captain Topcat on TV, " He doe's look like he
could be the one we need. So the two cats from the wild west traveled to see
Topcat and Panther. They had a proposal for the cat crew of the brigantine
The Captain hard at work.
They found Captain Topcat hard at work. Apache said, "You have friends in low
places, the sea that is, perhaps they could help you.' Panther muttered; "hmmp
those Atlanteans are worthless; as for that fish we are already in his debt."
Topcat just slyly winked his one green eye and said; "of course we can help you
as a matter of fact the ship has just been reprovisioned and and is ready to
sail at anytime."
"But," said Cheyenne,"don't you need diving gear and other special
equipment?" " No we have everything we need aboard ship." Only Panther noticed
his quick nod toward the cannons on the deck. Comprehending now she had to
stifle a laugh. So the ship set sail, along with Apache, Cheyenne and the
documents they carried. Apache explained, "two ships the Estupido Grande and the
Jose Madre sailed together from the Spanish main towards Europe, as the seas
became choppy they became separated and lost sight of one another later as the
choppy seas became a full fledged storm the Jose Madre caught a glimpses of the
Estupido miles away sinking." " We are almost to the spot it was last seen,"
said Cheyenne are you going to get your diving equipment out now?" "No," the
Captain replied, "we are not quite there just yet it's still the year 2001 the
ship sank November 17, 1637." With that the ship plunged back into the depths of
The dynamic duo
Dead ahead of them was the treasure Galleon Estupido Grande floundering
along, heavily laden with treasure. Threatening dark storm clouds were on the
Seeing the looks of astonishment on the furry faces of Apache and Cheyenne
Topcat laughed, "Well kits you got a pirate not a deep-sea diver. Heck I am a cat
and really hate getting wet, seacat though I am."
"Gunner! " Topcat yelled to Paul the rat. "Ready the culverin with the grape
shot. Unless Panther thought they were real grapes and ate them all!"
"Very funny Topcat." Panther pouted.
"Ever fire a cannon?" Topcat asked Apache and Cheyenne, "don't worry I am
only going to take down the rigging nobody will even be hurt." Panther was
steering the wheel while the crew was working the sheets of sail. The brigantine
smoothly sailed up alongside the galleon before the crew in it even had time to
At Topcat's signal Cheyenne fired the cannon.
It sounded taking down the rigging.
The treasure ship floundered even more. "Ahoy ship stand ho and prepare to be
boarded!" the captain yelled in flawless Catstillian Spanish. When some of the
Estupido Grande's crew went for their weapons the CatAvenger fired several loads
of tear gas at their ship.
Crying the treasure crew surrendered to the cats' crew.
The freshening wind quickly cleared the decks and the pirates boarded. When the
blustering captain of the galleon went for a gun Apache bit him in the foot.
Screaming now as well as crying he dropped the weapon.
Topcat had previously ordered the Catavenger's bilges pumped . It was riding
quite high in the water and starting to rock and roll as the wind picked up.
The galleons crew was ordered to empty the treasure from its holds onto its
deck. Moxie the fox and Panther assessed the treasure examining the precious
stones first. "Quickly now - jewels first load the brigantine." The fox ordered
the treasure was quickly loaded by the captured crew. "Enough," shouted the
Catavenger's captain leave the silver. All aboard the brigantine.
The crew of the Estupido Grande was locked in the Catavenger's hold. The
pirate crew quickly sailed off, and not a moment to soon. Because the dark storm
clouds were starting to blow over the galleon now, and it was beginning to rain.
When they were miles away Panther looked back through the spyglass and could see
the Estupido Grande sinking as the stormed buffeted it. She was also able to
just get a glimpse of the other treasure ship, the Jose Madre toward the edge of
the stormy sea.
When they were safely out of harm's way Topcat called a ships meeting. The
crew sat upon the treasure stacked on deck. "I know many of you have been
grumbling that if we did not have prisoners taking up room in the hold we would
have had room for the silver. You must know that if we had left them they would
surely have drowned. Even though they were our adversaries they are fellow
sailors. I have nothing against them myself. I only wanted to steal their
treasure." With that attitude in mind the pirates treated the prisoners well
until they were given provisions and set on a small island. "You should be fine
here. I see the isle has fresh water as well as pineapple, date and coconut
trees." Panther told the released prisoners while munching on some of that
fruit. Topcat shook the the Estupido Grande's captain's hand and congratulated
him for being a worthy opponent. "Just no match for the Catavenger!"
Ice cream anyone?
One can only speculate why the crew of the Estupido Grande were never found.
I personally think that they liked their island and did not wish to be.
After the the ship had sailed back to the present. The treasure was was
shared out . Apache and Cheyenne happily went home ladden with loot.
"Come pay us a visit us in our desert home anytime you get tired of the sea."
They said as they departed.
"DESSERT home! " Panther exclaimed winking a blue eye at the cat crew.
"Sounds good count me in!"
I would like to thank my good cat friend Got2gr8cats for "volunteering"
Apache and Cheyenne