The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62576 Message #1014073
Posted By: Gareth
06-Sep-03 - 07:17 PM
Thread Name: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
Subject: RE: Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?
(See an earlier post of mine) I still maintain that the Skipper recognised that the cabin boy had served on the "Good Ship Venus" and was still SORE about that.
On the other hand, revenge may not have been his motive, rather a desire to protect his daughter from the sexual proclivities of the cabin boy ---- ????
As one who has walked/struggled/slithered over the mud in the Medway/Swale/London River/Whitstable Bay at times I would cast a doubt about the enemy being attacked at low water by a deshipped cabin boy. Particullay if weighted down with an auger, or scuttling charges, fuses etc.
But if it had been winter, perchance the cabin boy could have walked over the ice ???
ALSO BTW - Ta ! Huw. for your corrections to my synposis of the "Hornblower" story.