All About Matthews
>>The Horatio Hornblower Quiestionnaire: All About....?
James William Matthews
On board His Majesties frigate Indefatigable...and a fine ship
A little friendly gambling with my buddies, so long as it doesn't
Mr. Hornblower. Otherwise, just to smoke me pipe and sit with
tellin stories and singing songs.
Truth be told, I'm not much of a reader, a bit of the bible maybe.
lady Moll writes me sometimes, though, an I like to read that
>>THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS:
When my mates and me return from an adventure together, our job
>>THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS:
Like when we lost Finch, not even in battle. Was terrible bad
starve to death.
But I guess, it was worse when we's on Justinian, an you just
of the officers gave a damn about us. That was the worst, t'know
a man, not even as important as a gun to folks who control yer
Fresh beef, by George! Was mighty nice being on that plague ship.
>>WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE
I always wonder if we'll be seeing any battle, or just sailing
Been a might boring of late.
>>BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING:
Exciting, but ye gots to keep your head on right and not let the
excitement get ye, or it'll be the last battle ye ever see.
My Moll's apple pie...Lord, it's been a while since I had one
>>CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA:
I had ice cream once, vanilla it was...when I was a boy. Never
it, so I guess vanilla it is.
>>STORMS, COOL OR SCARY:
It's always a bit cooler during a storm. And scary too, if it's
Rum's me poison. Never did care much for that grog stuff we're
with so often.
>>IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD
I think every ship should be like this one. I do! No men like
running around getting his ship an men blowed up, and nobody like
gasbag Hammond either, beatin up on boys for sport. And definately
officers like that bastard Simpson.
>>IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD
I wish I had more schooling as a boy, then mebbe I coulda been
meself. Wouldna want to be Captain, but mebbe a Master like Mr.
That I would a liked.
>>HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE:
I confess, I do love me Moll, though I don't admit it to Styles.
still fancies 'imself a ladies man, but truth be told, back there
Portsmouth one lady with alot o sass caught his eye...
>>IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL:
It isn't never full enough for us bellow decks, I can tell you.
Captain Pellew doesn't do his best about it.
>>WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET
Anxiety? Is that like worries? I worries sometimes, I do, that
Hornblower will get hisself killed afore he can become an admiral
make the Navy better for the likes of us.
>>WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM:
That we get a good amount of prize money, and I can go home to
and mebbe buy her a little something.
>>WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE:
To be maimed an unable to keep me job, and end up a beggar in
>>WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY
I used to be angry cause the officers thought I was just a stupid
who didn't really know anything. But I don't feel that way anymore.
I guess there's nothin more to know about me.
>>WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS
I wonder what the Captain would say? Nah, I suppose he'd be too
dignified to answer somethin like this.
But then, I did see him throwin' snowballs at Mr. Hornblower once...so
mebbe he would!