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  1. Seth
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    Actually, mercy and honesty were PRETTY DAMN HIGH in most pirates vocabulary. Blackbeard, Ching Shih, Calico Jack, Anne Bonney, Charles Vane and many if not most other pirates had strict policies against harming prisoners and non-combatants, and dishonesty between pirates was a great way to lose a hand. In fact, the only famous pirates who didn’t practice extreme mercy were Benjamin Hornigold and William Kidd, who both became pirate hunters, Grace O’Malley and Henry Morgan, who were both privateers, not pirates, and Black Bart, who worked as a slave traders before taking up piracy.

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