NABOKV-L post 0010881, Sat, 25 Dec 2004 16:53:32 -0800

Re: Fwd: Captain Hook
Hello, Mary

What a fascinating description of forget-me-not colored eyes!

It was Akiko who asked about Captain Hook, she is exploring the captain with
an eye-patch in TT ( ch.26) .
I suggested she could look into R.L. Stevenson´s "Treasure Island" and Long
John Silver.
2002 Disney´s version entitled " Treasure Planted" makes reference to a
subtituted eye-patch :" As in Treasure Island, the ship's cook is secretly a
pirate - Long John Silver - only in this case he has way-cool cyborg
prosthetics instead of the stereotypical eye-patch, wooden leg, and hook for
a hand. (Morph functions in place of a parrot on his shoulder.)"
I couldn´t find my grandchildren´s copy of Stenvenson to get to the original
text and my memory is not very good...

VN describes Stevenson´s death at his vine cellar and his fall because a
vein burst in his brain and this scene recalled TT´s Person Senior´s death
while truing trousers on.

I wonder if "Wellington boots" also refers to hiking shoes adequate for
walking up Alpine trails?

I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald B. Johnson" <>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 2:03 PM
Subject: Fwd: Captain Hook

> Someone asked whether Captain Hook wore an eye patch. I have not seen an
> answer here. He did not.
> "His eyes were of the blue of the forget-me-not, and of a profound
> melancholy, save when he was plunging his hook into you, at which time two
> red spots appeared in them and lit them up horribly."
> Mary Krimmel
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