Though not all, there's many a man aboard the sea-goin' predators as has about 'is person, most like there on 'is forrid, the burning mark as would tell the world 'is trade. Like as not it be covered with some cloth, though fresh it should be left a few days to the sun and wind, lest sumtin' rotten gets locked in. None'd say as a man 'ad to 'ave it, but few among the Brethren escape its torrid touch, and they have any length of life among the scofflaws. If a man stay seaward, can be a thing o' pride, so it can, though rare it is that the thing be sightly. Some ports have made a practice of plain disfigurement to declare a man a pirate.