Special Sub-Topic: More "Hornblower" Character Fun
|Napoleon Bonaparte's brother is rescued at sea by the Hotspur. This man's first name is:|
Jerome. He is rescued with several of his shipmates and his wife Betsy. At first, he says he is Swiss, but later Horatio learns the truth.
|There were three senior Royal Navy examiners officiating at Hornblower's lieutenancy examination. Which one of these was NOT present?|
Hood. It was a sweet irony how Foster (with whom Horatio had argued with earlier in the film) was one of his judges. And of course, "Black Charlie Hammond". Harvey said nothing during Horatio's examination.
|Who advises Hornblower to concentrate on the men he commands, rather than the material in his textbooks?|
Mr. Bracegirdle. Bracegirdle gives Horatio some sound advice which comes in handy later on. Horatio learns to pay attention to the needs of his men.
|AB seaman Bunting complains to all who will listen about the lack of this item on board The Indefatigable:|
Food. He ends up stealing food from the hold. He gets caught and is sentenced to run the gauntlet.
|This person informs Hornblower that war has broken out with France (1801).|
Kennedy. Kennedy is bouncing around and declares to Horatio that King Louis is dead and war has begun.
|There is a very sad death from fever and scurvy while the Indy is on half-rations. The person who dies is:|
Finch. Finch's death drastically effects Bunting, as Finch had helped Bunting settle in on another ship and had remained good friends.
|What is used to cut the cake at Hornblower and Maria's wedding?|
Hornblower's sword. Ms. Mason suggests this and Horatio is not pleased. But, being a good sport, he allows Maria to cut the cake. Capt. Pellew gives a good line when he reminds them that "dried blood can seldom be washed off."
|What is the insult that leads Hornblower to challenge Simpson to a duel?|
Simpson accuses Hornblower of cheating at cards. Horatio had been waiting for a chance to rid himself of Simpson. Earlier, while Simpson was beating up Horatio, he had accused Hornblower's mother of being unchaste.
|As a member of the English aristocracy, Edrington asks to be properly addressed as:|
Lord Edrington. Edrington is cold at first but, after watching Hornblower, he begins to warm up to him.
|What does Maria give Hornblower as a parting gift before The Hotspur puts out to sea?|
Knitted gloves. These gloves end up saving the day when Horatio uses them to smother a bomb.
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