Comments on "The Galleon" - Faerye Net 2004-03-31T18:47:11+00:00 Re: Aubrey and Maturin, Take Two 2004-03-31T18:47:11+00:00 2004-03-31T18:47:11+00:00 <p>MWAHAHAHAHA! I have conquered the Captain at last! Of course, I&#8217;ll probably lose him again very soon&#8212;how can I long traverse the straight and narrow road of the possible?</p> felicity Aubrey and Maturin, Take Two 2004-03-31T11:36:14+00:00 2004-03-31T11:36:14+00:00 <p>&#8216;Good day to you, Aubrey! I have here another letter from that dear Mrs. Whelan. She sends her very best. Please to read her latest story.&#8217;</p> <p> &#8216;Well now, what have we here? A talking bird?&#8217; </p> <p> &#8216;Damn you, Aubrey, read on, read on. Do you see how well she describes <i>Eckbert&#8217;s Palace</i>? Why, I daresay she has succeeded in rendering a positively nautical description of that fine ship!&#8217; </p> <p> &#8216;Indeed, indeed. Yes, positively nautical; a fine ship it must be. But I&#8217;ll have you know, Maturin - and Lord knows I should not have to tell <i>you</i> this - gulls cannot talk!&#8217; </p> <p> &#8216;Of course I know that, Jack. Why, if I am not mistaken, she says as much in the story. But you are missing the point, I think. I will leave you now; I must attend to my patient.&#8217; </p> <p> &#8216;Please to send Mrs. Whelan my compliments, and ask her if she had not considered a parrot instead of a gull?&#8217; </p> <p> &#8216;Yes, Jack. Of course.&#8217; </p> wonko