The Horatio Hornblower Questionnaire: All About....? Hammond
by Skihee

 

NAME: Charles Hammond. And, I secretly know the men call me "Black
Charley". Don't tell them I know. It gives me secret pleasure to be known
thus. He he.

LIVING ARRANGEMENT: Well. I have a splendid home in London. At the moment
you might consider me dwelling in Admiralty quarters in this hell-hole of a
place called Kingston. Tropical diseases, indeed! I sleep inside mosquito
netting to keep the beasties off my person! And, for some reason, another
abode comes to mind, a very tiny hole of a cabin on a French ship. Can't
think why I am recalling the incident. Ahem. Go on! What next?

FAVORITE PASTIME: Hm. Well I AM a captain! I do captainly things. I
EXPECT them to be DONE in a TIMELY MANNER!

FAVORITE BOOK: Rules and Regulations! We need more of them. I have been
working on a supplement to the Articles of War. We need more DISCIPLINE in
this man's NAVY!

THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Using my superior wit and sarcasm to win
the day in a vocal spar! <he grins cockily>

THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Seeing young ambitious junior officers
getting away with murder, or even TRYING to!!!

FAVORITE SMELLS: Brandy, Whiskey, Port, the sea air, the smell of a fighting
ship in high summer.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING: Where the devil is my servant and why is my coffee not ready! You can't get good help
these days!

BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: Damn well EXCITING! I know MY DUTY, SIR! How
dare you suggest I would cower in the FACE of the enemy! I was not made
Captain for NO REASON!!! I am HIGHLY offended at your EFFRONTERY, SIR!!!

FAVORITE FOODS: I like a finely prepared cuisine, 4 to 7 courses, with a
proper place setting of china, glass, and flatware! A good cigar! Havanna
ones are to my liking - seized a hold full from a Dago ship! Very fine,
indeed. Would you like one? Good glass of port! Game of Billiards!

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Both, though chocolate is a more MANLY flavor!

STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Damn it, man! I AM NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING!!! HAVE I NOT MADE THAT DAMN WELL CLEAR TO YOU YET?

FAVORITE DRINK: Hm. Well, if I had to choose one, a good stout port.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE: Need more rules and regulations! Be able to KNOCK THOSE YOUNG UPSTART LEFTENANTS DOWN WHEN NECESSARY!

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE: NOT A THING! No need!

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: I have a wife, if that is what you mean.

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Damn well better be FULL when I get
it, or the servant will tell the reason WHY!

WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: ANXIETY? I'VE GOT NO DAMN ANXIETY, SIR! I AM RIGHT AND I KNOW IT!

WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: I'd like to see Pellew get knocked down a knotch
or four with the way he coddles his leftenants and midshipmen!

WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: I don't HAVE NIGHMARES, SIR, I MAKE THEM!!!! ........ but on the side, if ever I had to serve under that young UPSTART
HORNBLOWER!!! THAT would be a NIGHTMARE!

WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY DON'T: THAT I AM RIGHT! RIGHT THEN, RIGHT NOW, RIGHT ALWAYS!

WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE:
Hell, I don't give a damn! I HAVE ALL the ANSWERS!