This is a story from Popeye, the original series published by Dell in 1948. The series was later renamed to Popeye the Sailor as it continued with other publishers. It has also been reprinted in other comic books by other publishers since then.
When Swee'Pea asks Popeye if pirates were ever in the area, the sailor says yes. Popeye then tells his adopted son to go out to play while he makes lunch. Popeye assumes Swee'Pea is playing pirates, but then finds out that he has dug a huge pit around the house.
Last Updated: 10/16/2018