### Marc's Integer Story

Monday, October 27, 2008
Pirates of the De Guzman ship

Once upon a time there was a boy named Patrick who was the captain of the De Guzman ship. Nicko (Patrick's partner) was the vice captain of the ship and he would help Patrick sail the seven seas. One day the De Guzman ship bumped into a city port and the sailor's guarding the gate to the city wouldn't let the pirates pass. Nicko the Vice Captain asked if there was a way to get into the city fast because one of the pirate members was sick and they needed to get help right away. The guards told them there was one way to get into the city and that was to answer a question. The question was...

(+7) + (-3)=? and the answer was.... (+4)

Then after they finally got the riddle right, they were led into the city to find a hospital. One of the pirate members moaned and groansed as the were carrying him through the city. Then they were stopped on the streets by another guard that was patroling the streets. The patrol asked what were a bunch of savvy pirates walking on the padestrian side walk. Then the De Guzman pirates explained what they were doing and they tried to reason with the patrol. The patrol understood them quite clearly but they had to answer another riddle just to be safe. The question was...

(+16) + (-8)=? and th answer was....(+8)

Then after they answered the question properly they were led to the hospital as soon as possible. The doctor asked what was wrong and they explained briefly what was wrong and the doctor understood right away. The doctor led them into a room where he could operate on the sick pirate member. Then the Pirate was healed and was good as new. After they exited the hospital, walked down the street, and to the gate, they were again stopped by the guards and were asked another riddle. The last question was....

(+24) + (+24)=? and the answer was....(+48)

In the end they figured out something new to them and that was called math. A question for the reader is (-67) + (-63)=? Do you know what the answer is?

It's (-130)!!!

Part 2

There was one early morning when Nicko woke up, He dressed up to preform his duties on the ship when he noticed that the captain of the ship(Patrick) wasn't anywhere in sight. Nicko, the loyal assistant searched the ship but he couldn't find the captain anywhere. Nicko nearly gave up but he didn't when he saw this tiny chest on the captain's desk. There was a letter beside it and it said "When you read this note you'll probably notice that I am gone, my assistant(Nicko) is the only one who can open the chest...if anyone else opens this chest you will face the brutal wrath of my fists.. sincerely yours, Patrick. With shock Nicko tries to open the chest but then there was a question. The question was...

7+3=? and the answer was 10

When Nicko finally solved the first question, the lock on the chest finally opened. When he opened it there was another chest inside with and even more complicated lock.
He tried opening the lock but it didn't work. But that's when he remebered what the magical wizard named Harbeck brutally teached him how to do this kind of question. the question was...

7+(-3)+8-(-4)=? then he remembered that he could do this..
7+3+8+4=? and the answer was 24...

Then the smaller chest opened, Nicko quickly opened the chest to see a little envelope that had a magical picture that didn't let Nicko open the envelope. Then a glowing question appeared in front of him. He thought the question looked preety easy because it looked small but it took him a awhile to figure it out. The question was...

(6)-(-4)=? then he tried a strategy the the wizard named Harbeck taught him
(6)+(4)=? and the answer was 10!!

Then the seal broke and he opened the envelope. Inside was a photo of a beach. Nicko thought a bit and he looked at the back. On the back it said "Hey Nicko, if you were looking for me I'm at the beach hidden in the island, come if you want and bring some of the pirates with you. See you then!!

That was part 2. Now here's an answer for you! The question is...

345-456=? Try to answer that one! Try it it's easy.

1. Nicko 8-16 said...

Hey Mark! Great story! I especially like the names of your characters, they are very awesome!! Awesome work.

October 28, 2008 at 12:18 AM

2. bobby 8-16 said...

Mark!! Nice story. But Read over the 2nd sentence of the 2nd paragraph somethings wrong with it, its not big u just missed the letter "y". Some pictures would be nice too. But overall it was a great story. Good jod!!

October 29, 2008 at 9:13 PM

3. marc816 said...

Stop spelling my name wrong!!D: it's Marc!

November 5, 2008 at 9:00 PM