NABOKV-L post 0010883, Sun, 26 Dec 2004 13:14:03 -0800

Re: Fwd: Captain Hook
Dear Don and List,

For those of you, like Jansy, who did not experience a childhood on the
rainy island: Wellington boots, AKA Wellies or Rubber Wellies are prosaic,
practical footwear, ideal for splashing through puddles on the way to
school. I wouldn't try them on an an alpine trail. Here in South Africa
they are gumboots, as worn in the gold mines, much stamped and flapped by
Zulu miners doing the Gumboot Dance.

Seasonal Compliments,
Tom (Rymour)

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" <>
> 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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