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11 December

Wrapping presents isn't easy on a man of war.

With wrapping paper so scarce, the Surprises have to find other alternatives.

Some use scraps of old sailcloth. 


Some use more than scraps.


Some just attach a bow.


And then there's Higgins, who makes a private side of business wrapping gifts for the men.  Usually Padeen is his assistant, but occasionally he needs extra help.

"No peeking there, Padeen - this one's for you!  Sir, do you mind holding the paper?  It has a tendency to curl.  Ohh, whistle while you work, too-tee-too-too-too-too-toooo..."


Fortunately for Jack, a bow is sufficient.

"A ship of my own - at last!"



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tootsiemuppet
Dec. 12th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
AHAHAHA oh Tom, XD.

I love Higgins's whistling as well.
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Hee, I like Higgins's whistling too. Glad you approve. :D
snakey
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
Awwww, Tom. *huggles him* (Mr Allen questions your sanity, Tom. Either that or he really wanted a little wooden ship too.)

Beetle with a bow!! And the guy wrapping the musket has the same present-wrapping technique as me.... (unlike Hollom, who is Very Neat).
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think Allen is a bit jealous. Or maybe he's looking at it and thinking, "Well SOMEBODY is a re-gifter!"

My wrapping technique is like Hollom, very neat and with wax seals whenever possible.
gayalithiel
Dec. 12th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
That last Pullings one is the best Christmas Surprise ever! I love it!!
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! I'm pleased to hear that!
sidlj
Dec. 12th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
Beetle with a bow!

*falls off chair*
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
Haha, careful there!
zed_pm
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
Huzzah for Tom! He finally got his own ship. :D
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
And much he deserves it, too!
latin_cat
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Aw, Tom looks so boyish and happy (Yay! Daddy built me a ship!!). And Mr. Allen looking amused. Who said these young'uns don't value home-made prezzies anymore?

And the beetle with a bow...!! *cuteness*
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I think I actually have a bow that tiny on a dollhouse present! I never thought about putting it on a beetle!
kestrelhill
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC)
Oh, the curious beetle!

((hugging self in extreme happiness))
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Hee! I'm so glad you like it! :D
luthien13
Dec. 13th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Pullings gets a ship! >_<

Oooh... and he looks so happy about it.
grace_poppy
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
Aww, bless him! :D
tselmende
Dec. 13th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Aww, Tom! *squee*

And Mowett Squee earlier~

Oh, I love, love, love, love this. It needs to be made into a PDF and preserved....
grace_poppy
Dec. 14th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
Hee, I'm so glad you love it!

I have no idea how to make it into a PDF...! Um, but it will always be here on LJ?
arwella
Jan. 2nd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Why, you can make PDF file with the help of TEX, and insert there the pictures. Though I belieeit is somewhat roundabout way, hmm
grace_poppy
Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I just don't know how to do it.
arwella
Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
As a matter of fact my december was dedicated to the presentation in PDF, where I had to include pics, my using of TEX was not from the good life though, as all the text was in LaTEX, but still, it's not too difficult. Though I don't think it is the optimal way. Still I can help if you wish :)
grace_poppy
Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I don't even know what TEX and LaTEX are! I'm too lazy to do anything now, though. Maybe I'll do it later. I don't have room on a website to store it, either. But it will be safe here for now, I think.
arwella
Jan. 2nd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
TEX is the eitor for setting up texts, mathematical texts as a matter of fact. All you need is WinEdit for example (to transmit the .tex files), photoshop to get postscript files and http://www.botik.ru/doc/texmf/latex/seminar/Seminar-FAQ.html Any questions - and I am at your service, lol
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