NABOKV-L post 0010882, Sun, 26 Dec 2004 13:12:48 -0800

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Re: Fwd: Captain Hook
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Wellington boots are calf height rubber boots an Englishman wears when
wandering the moors in a dark and pensive mood.

Phil

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From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 7:53 PM
Subject: 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!
> Jansy
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald B. Johnson" <chtodel@gss.ucsb.edu>
> To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> 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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> >
> >
>
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