michael and his best friend 'spud' worked hard every day after school in the shed behind michael's house. the shed belonged to michael's father. it was filled with everything they needed.
there were old boards of wood, different colored paints in cans, brushes, plastic buckets, hammers, nails, string, old table cloths, ancient magazines, mops, rolled carpet samples, a moth eaten tent, broken tumble dryer, a car wheel hub that had fallen off and was never put back, a canoe with broken seats, life jackets and paddles.
everything they needed to make the perfect pirate ship, complete with a jolly roger.