When I was four I lived in America for a year, before returning to England. My stay in America included a trip to Disney World and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I was so inspired that I wrote a short story about it a few years later (I was about six), only I changed some of the details of the original.
"Why just the pirates of the Caribbean?" I thought. "Much more impressive to make it the Pirates of America."
"And why should the pirates be the heroes? Much better to follow the good guys, the English" (I was quite racist when I was younger).
The result stands before us:
The script appears to be written in Anglo-Saxon. A transcription runs thus:
The Sowders of Einlad.
One day there wher sum solders they wher cold The Solders of Enlad. the names wher Jon Chip Dog Willf and Tim Tom Gabriel and Mark. they wher goto have a whor an gets the pirats of ameraker. the solders had milians and farsns of dums gold and hudruds of siver quawts cups neckdiees brawtes.
chapeh two on the solders of Enlud. bay two they are haveing the wher hoo will win!
wac UP SPLLOS AHHHH.... BANG
we won the wor we won! the wor
On the back is taped the top of a cardboard shoebox, and the following words, written in the same handwriting:
Try a different nickname
(Im) I (neeld) need a short top
you - type a name with:
- 8 characters or less
letters or numbers
No spaces or punctuation
The meaning of the last part is lost to me now.