All About Archie
by Sue N.
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> The Horatio Hornblower Quiestionnaire: All About....?
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> NAME: Lieutenant Archibald Kennedy. But, please, call me Archie.
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> LIVING ARRANGEMENT: Dark, cramped little cabin on His Britannic Majesty's
frigate Indefatigable. Almost feels like home...
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> FAVORITE PASTIME: Reading, teasing Horatio, gunnery practice
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> FAVORITE BOOK: Shakespeare's sonnets
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> THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Knowing I have good comrades, good friends,
who believe in me and trust that I shall not let them down
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> THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Letting them down.
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> FAVORITE SMELLS: The salt air, gunpowder, Lucy Addington's letters
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> WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING: God, don't
let me disappoint anyone today.
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> BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: Both. Early on, I thought it only exciting, a
great, glorious adventure. But with experience, I came to see that it was also
an ugly, dangerous business that could get any one or all of us killed. Yet
because I know it must be done, and because I know I sail on the best ship with
the best crew and the best captain in the Navy, I am able to swallow the fear
and do my duty. And, as I know all too well, there are far worse things than
dying.
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> FAVORITE FOODS: Roast beef or pork, fresh potatoes in fresh butter, fresh
bread with marmalade, fresh vegetables. In short, anything that has not already
spent three months in a barrel
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> CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Chocolate.
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> STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Well, a mild storm at sea might be exciting, but a
full gale, with all the winds, heavy seas and torrential winds... No sailor in
his right mind would consider these anything less than terrifying.
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> FAVORITE DRINK: Coffee, good brandy, a fine, aged port
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> IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE: That tyrants
and bullies should not be able to inflict their evil upon those too weak or
helpless to fight back.
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> IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE: I would stop
having those damned fits!
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> HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: Well, there is this young lady in Portsmouth,
Lucy Addington...
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> IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Usually half full, now, though often in
the past I would have sworn there was nothing in it at all.
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> WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: A past too terrible to contemplate.
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> WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: To be as good a man and as good an officer as
Horatio.
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> WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: To fail at this as I've failed at so many other
things.
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> WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY DON'T: That I am
learning to be strong and to believe in myself, and have grown to love being an
officer in His Majesty's Navy.
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> WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE:
Styles. There is much more to him than meets the eye!
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