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Polly eventually learns this piratical skill, along with the rudiments of the multiplication table.
 
Polly eventually learns this piratical skill, along with the rudiments of the multiplication table.
   
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When they are looking at the frozen-in [[houseboat]], the D's hear about the burglary and how Captain Flint gave ''Titty a green parrot and Roger a monkey'' because they found his trunk. But Titty says that the parrot is ''at the zoo. I couldn't very well have him at school and mother couldn't take him to [[Malta]]. So he's gone to the zoo'' (as has [[Gibber]]) ([[WH|WH13]]).
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When they are looking at the frozen-in [[houseboat]], the D's hear about the burglary and how Captain Flint gave ''Titty a green parrot and Roger a monkey'' because they found his trunk. But Titty says that the parrot is ''at the zoo. I couldn't very well have him at school and mother couldn';t take him to [[Malta]]. So he's gone to the zoo'' (as has Gibber) ([[WH|WH13]]).
   
 
For the rest of the [[Swallows and Amazons series]], Polly signs up with the [[Swallows]] as [["Ship's..."|Ship's Parrot]] and plays an important part in several of the stories.
 
For the rest of the [[Swallows and Amazons series]], Polly signs up with the [[Swallows]] as [["Ship's..."|Ship's Parrot]] and plays an important part in several of the stories.

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