It would appear that the pirates, who have taken over the village, did not do so on a random whim.
It transpires that that have long planned an assault on Homesea and the fact that it had drifted into their home waters provided a fortuitous opportunity for revenge.
For, it has been revealed that the Mayor of Homesea, Admiral Poindexter, is not who he has claimed to be. Whilst giving the appearance of of being an upright citizen and ex-serviceman, he was in fact an ex-comrade-in-arms of the pirates - the infamous Captain Flint, the bloodthirstiest buccaneer that ever lived.
Furthermore, it seems that he tricked his fellows and ran off with all their treasure.
Beaver is absolutely furious and denounced the Mayor - "You just cannot trust anyone these days!" he proclaimed.
The pirates have been digging beneath the Town Hall - they have not found their treasure yet, but have discovered the cauldron full of gold coins that Beaver had hidden in one of the chimneys.
Now, Beaver is practically in tears - this trove represents all the proceeds of his casino operation.
"Robbed! we been robbed!" he wept "When are you going to do something about this you stupid fat elephant!"
Honestly, I do not see how he can blame me for his poor skills of concealment.