All About Admiral Sir Edward Pellew
by Wendy

Name: Admiral Sir Edward Pellew

Living Arrangement:
Sumptuous elegance, whatever my locale. I tend toward dark blue
crushed velvet and watered silk in appointing my cabin. Only the
deepest mahogany furnishings, except for my desk, which is solid
English Oak.

Favourite book:
Any Augustan satirical verse. Also, Gulliver's Travels is quite
entertaining of a dull evening--nonsense, but entertaining.

Favourite pastime:
Taking the world as I find it, and bending it to my will.

The best feeling in the world is:
Achieving a rank which will allow me to accomplish the previous.

The worst feeling in the world is:
Writing to their mothers when they die.

Favourite smells:
Action. It's a good smell.

What is the first thing you think when you wake in the morning?
Will the French come out? I know if we could bring them to action, we
could end this.

Battle; scary or exciting:
What's all this talk of fear? It's your DUTY, man! I don't care if
you are afraid; only a fool is fearless! Don't think about it, just
DO IT.

Favourite Foods:
Plain beef, wheaten bread, pease and porridge. Beer and grog.
Anything more is affectation and certainly unhealthy. Ah, and lemon
juice. I am religious about lemon juice. FYI, I am NEVER ill.

Chocolate or Vanilla:
I relish a cup of hot cocoa on a cold night. With marshmallows.

Storms: Cool or Scary:
There you go THINKING again. Storms are a lot of WORK. Have you ever
had to toss your cannons overboard to stay afloat? Explain THAT to
the damned fitters! PAPERWORK and MORE PAPERWORK!

Favourite Drink:
Madeira. I send casks of it to my friends, and never miss an
opportunity to stop there to lay in a store.

If you could change anything about the world, what would it be?
I've already done that.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I'd like to be two feet taller than Nelson rather than just one. Then
I could use the top of his head as my coffee table.

Have you ever been in love?
Isn't that what frigates are for?

Is the glass half empty or half full?
I don't do anything halfway. It's always completely full.

What's in your anxiety closet?
My wife, Susan. Good place for her.

What is your loftiest dream?
King would be good. (Well, you did say "lofty.")
Seriously, I'd like to be able to provide for every man to whom I've
sworn my patronage. As an admiral, there are about 500 of them.

What's your worst nightmare?
That the Navy will admit women. I think my wife has ideas.

What do you wish people knew about you, that you feel they don't?
Nothing. They know all I want them to know.

What other HH character would you like to see answer this
questionnaire?
That damned Alexander Hood. And I'd like to add a few questions to it
before you give it to his avaricious and despicable self.