||[Nov. 19th, 2004|11:38 am]
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ATTN: Sid, and Lin, and others who might remember: I have a POB question. Got a second?|
When Jack and crew head off to India in HMS Surprise with that diplomat bunked in on the ship and taking up all the room.. where does the diplomat sleep? I can't remember if he takes over Jack's space or if he sprawls all over someplace else.
I'm thinking so too.. which will bugger up this fic I'm about write.. grrr. Ok.. let's assume he's taking over Jack's space.. where does Jack go?
If memory serves (and I'm not sure that it does), Jack and Stephen take over some of the empty officer berths; it seems to me there was a plot point of Jack not having a full compliment of officers this trip. Also spending a lot of time in Stephen's specimen office-type area, and Jack spending much of the voyage squicked out.
Jack spending much of the voyage squicked out.
What with the sloth and all.
Ok.. so what I'm doing goes between the leaving England and the Stephen-getting-stranded bit.. and it's going to involve them in Stephen's office.. I think.. I like that atmosphere and it would allow for the privacy I need.
*kisses your Sid head*
I'm still skimming the text Mellymine, but Mr. Stanhope does indeed take over the great cabin.
At least one night once they get to Bombay, Steven sleeps on deck because of the heat.
Will update if I find more info.
With Stanhope in the Great Cabin does it say where Jack goes?
from p. 153 of the 1991 edition:
"Jack was in his cabin, pricking the chart with less satisfaction than he could have wished..."
later, Stephen comes in, accuses him of debauching the sloth and "On the other side of the cabin-bulkheads Mr Atkins said to Mr Stanhope..."
later, there's a reference to Jack coming on deck in his nightshirt, but there's no reference to where he comes from or where he goes back to.
It almost sounds like the great cabin was divided up with extra bulkheads, but I don't know.
That actually makes perfect sense. The bulkheads are the removable walls that seperate into different rooms. SOunds like Stanhope was getting Jack's sleeping room and probably private privy chamber while Jack was sleeping in a hammock slung in the private office or in his storechamber. K.
Gracias. *kisses on your head*
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