the plank.

They did not actually force people to walk the plank.

the plank.

Although walking the plank is common in modern pirate lore, most pirates simply killed people. When they tortured their prisoners, it was usually by keelhauling (dragging a tied sailor in the water from the back of the ship), marooning them on a deserted island or remote sandbar, or lashings with a leather whip.

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