All About Brandon
NAME: Midshipman Andrew Brandon
LIVING ARRANGEMENT: A rather comfortable hammock in the Midshipmanís
Berth aboard Indefatigable
FAVORITE PASTIME: Experimenting with herbs and medicines, trying
perfect my whist game, and just spending time above decks with
good friend Reg Cousins
FAVORITE BOOK: The-well worn medical text Mr. Hornblower gave
belonged to his father; there is a lifetime of knowledge in its
that I hope to learn from.
THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Approval. When I have performed
duties well and know that Mr. Hornblower or the Captain are pleased
with my work.
THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: The feeling that Iíve
disappointed someone, like when we lost Carlysle. I didnít
think Reg would
ever forgive me.
FAVORITE SMELLS: Any smell aboard this ship, no matter how normally
vile, gives me great pleasure at the moment. However, the smell
lavender has always been a favorite, it reminds me of my sister.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE
MORNING: I stretch out and rejoice in the fact that I am not in
BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: I have not participated in many battles
above decks; from the medical viewpoint, there is nothing exciting
about seeing men you serve with battered and bleeding.
FAVORITE FOODS: Lamb. With potatoes and new vegetables.
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Oooohh, I LOVE chocolate. Itís a
that I havenít been able to indulge much.
STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: I love storms. Their power reminds me that
there are stronger things in this world than the people who inhabit
FAVORITE DRINK: Apple Cider...wish I knew how Powers managed to
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT
BE: That no human being would ever enjoy hurting another
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT
BE: I would be taller! Seriously, I wish I did not depend so much
opinions of others; it can be a difficult way to live.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: No, I have not. Yet. I hope some day
will. Although I must admit the prospect of fatherhood terrifies
IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: It is perfectly balanced
between the two points, but if you do not tend it carefully it
evaporate all together.
WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: My father, I am ashamed to admit.
WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: I see so much to be done in the Navy
medically; I hope some day to put what I learn here in a book
can be used to educate shipís surgeons for decades, so
more men will suffer needlessly. I would wish that to be my legacy.
WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: That I will never be a full
credentialed Doctor and others shall condemn my opinions as
nonsense. That the Hepplewhiteís will win.
WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY
DON'T: I am not so confident as they think I am. Of course, I
have given them
WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS
QUESTIONNAIRE: I would like to know what Mr. Hornblower thinks.
have tried to guess, and it would be interesting to see if I were