While I am sure you are all bursting to hear more details regarding the upcoming production of Hornblower (see my last two posts and their accompanying comments), I fear that for now I must steer you on a new course, which I trust you will find equally as diverting! Trust me when I tell you that this is not the last you will be hearing of the Hornblower cinematic experience. But for now, a new tack it shall be!
Though I consider myself to be Captain of the Hornies, I am far from being the only person on earth with knowledge of the great men who rode the waves in the days of yore! While enjoying a cool draught of mead at the local inn and public house last night, several old salts and I debated over which legendary seafarer would prevail in a contest of swordsmanship, fought fairly under the rules of King Charles, God Save Him! To settle our feud, please send in a comment stating which of the following mariners you think would win in such a duel:
a) Horatio Hornblower
b) Captain Jack Sparrow
d) Horatio Hornblower's ghost
e) Sinbad (the Sailor, not the actor, of course!)
As always, fair winds and calm seas to you, my Hornies!