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9 December

And now that the crisis has passed, Jack develops a daring plan to alleviate some of the regular holiday stress.

"Buying or making 196 presents puts undue strain on the men.  I propose something new and different this year.  Gentlemen, this year we shall draw names."


*stunned silence*
Allen:  "With respect, sir - how will we do it?"


"Every man or boy's name will be written on a slip of paper, and we will pass the the names around in this boat."


"Each crew member will take a slip of paper...


...with the name of one of his shipmates.  That will be his sole gift recipient."


"And then each man will be responsible only for one present, sir?  Instead of 196?"


"That's right Mr. Mowett.  Now help me get started.  Stephen, start listing off the names of some people."



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snakey
Dec. 9th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
Awww, smug!Jack is the cutes thing ever. And Mr Allen is *SO* unimpressed in that last shot...* And hopeful!Mowett, who looks like he's been suffering horribly from the present-giving in the past. At least now we know where his caterpillar scarf came from....

Nice manips! DODO XMAS CARD OMG.
grace_poppy
Dec. 9th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
His scarf came from Pullings, remember? Hee, Mowett is so cute and starry-eyed there.

I wonder who could have sent Jack a Christmas card with a dodo on it? :D

Haha, unimpressed Allen!
tootsiemuppet
Dec. 9th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
Is that Dundas on that Christmas card?? :D I LOVE THESE.

I demand that after christmas you start all oer with these for Easter.
grace_poppy
Dec. 9th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yes it is Dundas. Naturally he would put a picture of himself on all the cards he sends out. (But Jack has hung up his picture one rung below Nelson.)

Start the Christmas ones over for Easter?

I'm nearing the end now, actually. Not going to last all the way till Christmas, I'm afraid.
snakey
Dec. 9th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Dundas is above the dodo, though.... (What's the one between him & the dodo?)
grace_poppy
Dec. 10th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
There's a map of the Americas, and then there's just a vague one that said "Merry Christmas" or something.
snakey
Dec. 10th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC)
Ah! Who sent him the map of the Americas one? *intrigued* Herapath?
grace_poppy
Dec. 10th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
Ah, maybe so! That would be typically kind of him!
sidlj
Dec. 10th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
My god, that Captain Aubrey is a genius!
grace_poppy
Dec. 10th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
I know! The amazing tactics he comes up with - he's just brilliant.
jehoshabeath
Dec. 10th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
I love the Christmas cards along the steps and the paper snowflakes. They have decorated so nicely :) It looks like home!
grace_poppy
Dec. 10th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
It IS home, for most of the year! Yes, I'm glad they're keeping the Christmas spirit!
luthien13
Dec. 12th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
I can't believe Stephen didn't come up with the idea.
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Well, Stephen is brilliant in his own way, but he's no seaman. I think an idea like this takes a tactical, naval mind.
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