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Subject:Lessons learned challenge entry
Time:11:52 am
Title: Some are born idiots
Characters: Marshall and his middies
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: N/A


“I was amazed when I first grasped how to tell sine from cosine. I have you to thank for that, Mr Marshall.” Mowett’s eager smile was a warm glow on a freezing night.

“Shame you’d never learned how to tell a bad egg from a good before cracking it.” Marshall wrinkled his nose and they all remembered the fruits of William’s last disastrous shopping expedition ashore.

“What do you value as your best lesson, Babbington?”

The man addressed kept his mouth firmly shut, obviously in distress.

Pullings laughed. “He’s just learned it. Never stick your tongue on a frozen cannon.”

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jestana
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Time:2007-09-19 02:21 pm (UTC)
*gigglesnicker* Cute! I love these laddies and yay for Babbington not being able to contribute to the conversation. (Mean of me, I know, but I don't really like him.)
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mylodon
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Time:2007-09-19 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you; they are the most adorable bunch of middies in the universe, those O'Brian boys.

I don't like Babbington either, which is why he's usually the butt of my jokes.
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jestana
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Time:2007-09-20 12:05 am (UTC)
You're welcome! They are. *grin* I'm trying to think of something for the prompt myself. Nothing so far.

I knew that.
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esteven
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Time:2007-10-08 06:09 pm (UTC)
I simply love the middies and I hope you will tell us more about them. :D
Poor Babbs.
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mylodon
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Time:2007-10-08 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you - those middies are beyond adorable. And Babbington deserves all he gets.

I will tell you more about them as and when the challenge muse strikes.
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esteven
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Time:2007-10-08 07:18 pm (UTC)
I hope the muse will strike you as often as possible. You don't like Babbs, do you? *g*
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mylodon
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Time:2007-10-08 07:30 pm (UTC)
Never have, never will. Sorry.

William Reade, however....
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esteven
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Time:2007-10-08 07:45 pm (UTC)
Don't be sorry; thank goodness we all have different tastes. Always a welcome recipe for diversity. :D

William Reade...oh yes, another one of Jack's favourite middies. Maybe he'll make an appearance?
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mylodon
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Time:2007-10-08 07:48 pm (UTC)
I think he has in some of my past ones. Trouble is trying to get him aboard with my other fave, Marshall...
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esteven
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Time:2007-10-09 03:29 pm (UTC)
Alternate Universe?
:D
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mylodon
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Time:2007-10-09 08:06 pm (UTC)
*sporfles*

I have enough AUs in Hornblower land. *g*
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esteven
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Time:2007-10-09 08:09 pm (UTC)
You no longer have AUs left for O'Brian?.
Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmme.
*g*
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mylodon
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Time:2007-10-09 08:14 pm (UTC)
Truth to tell O'Brian is sacred ground. Wouldn't make his characters go off and be twelfth century adventurers....
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