All About the Indefatigable
by Sue N.
NAME: His Britannic Majesty's frigate Indefatigable
LIVING ARRANGEMENT: I roam the seas at will, going wherever a
and an easy touch at the wheel takes me
FAVORITE PASTIME: Impressing upon the Frogs and the Dons that
there is no
pow'r on earth that can withstand the might of the British Navy!!
FAVORITE BOOK: Eh, captain's log? (I'm mentioned frequently, you
THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Dancing over the waves with
a fair sea
and a good wind in just the right quarter, knowing I carry the
in His Majesty's Navy, and certain the finest frigate captain
walks my quarter-deck.
THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Cannon balls plowing into my
pretty bad, but the worst is carrying the weight of sorrow when
have died upon my decks, and the horror of feeling English blood
into my planks.
FAVORITE SMELLS: The smell of food cooking in my galley -- means
will eat; the smell of cigars in the captain's cabin -- means
and all is well; the smell of pipes on me decks -- means the crew
happy; the smell of gunpowder -- means we've taught the Frogs
another lesson; and the smell of mop water on a clear day -- means
are cleaning me again and caring for me as I do for them.
BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: Again, I'm not too keen on those cannon
but I am a British frigate, and there is no ship I fear. Let the
come -- with this captain and crew, I know we will prevail!
FAVORITE FOODS: Hm, don't eat much, but the men seem to prefer
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Don't care for either -- sticky stuff on
STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Oh, I don't care at all for 'em! Lost too
spars, had too many sails ripped away, and don't like the lightning
would you if you were made of wood, canvas and rope? Fire, y'know
FAVORITE DRINK: Had so much spilled on me, I'd have t' say rum.
nice, mellowing feel to me timbers.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
of blood I've had spilled on me decks, the numbers of men I've
over me side, into the sea, dead. Too many of 'em, too young.
And the way
the captain and his men carry themselves after the burials --
a good ship
feels the sorrow and hurts of her crew, y'know. Sometimes, that
of the "wind" in the rigging is actually the ship crying...
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
wish to be better able to serve Captain Pellew and his men. They
the best, and if I am not, then I certainly wish to be.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: I am in love with the wind, with the
with this captain and crew. And they, I believe, love me as well.
IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Don't have a glass. But
seems full enough, and I am happy.
WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: Cannon balls, lightning, fire.
WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: To be known as the finest ship in
WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: To fail in some way the fine men
WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY DON'T:
know these men, that I love them, and that I know what a priceless
treasure I carry, in lives and hopes and dreams. And how proud,
proud, I am to be known as "Pellew's ship."
WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS QUESTIONNAIRE:
That blackguard Foster's ship, Dreadnaught. Ha! But she won't.
her strutting peacock of a captain could never compare to Pellew,
crew isn't half as good as the one I carry!