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  2. James Escol
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    Who doesn’t love Greek mythology?! I, myself, is an avid fan. We had this World Lit professor who was really fascinated of it to the point that she was gushing like a girl whenever she tells us the story of how Helen was abducted or how Achilles was killed or how Achilles & Patroclus were so adorable together. Alright! The last one wasn’t prof’s observation but mine. LOL!

    And did I see the Greek myth reference coming? No. Not at all. 😀 Whenever the idea of traveling in the sea’s mentioned, I always picture the scene of a raging storm, huge waves of water, and a close to sinking boat. LOL! I think I’ve watched too much movies. Hence, I, unlikely connecting the scene to Charon. But the connection worked. 😉

    Thanks for coming by tp Love Bytes, Kel & Henley! <3

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    1. AF Henley
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      So you have more of a Ernest Hemingway imagination than Chris De Burgh, hm? (Yes, mixed references there for sure! XD)

      Thank YOU very much for stopping in to read and comment! It is greatly appreciated. <3

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      1. James Escol
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        If that didn’t givee chills, I don’t know what will. 😀

        I’m indeed a fan of Hemingway’s works & two of my favorites are The Old Man and the Sea and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

        Glad to be here, Henley. <3

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  3. Jack Frost
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    Just generally like mythology as a whole. Not enough to be any good at it, mind you, but I do enjoy when stories from two completely disparate cultures share similarities. Not just how ancient beliefs and sayings have wormed their way into modern references and slang.

    Now which Santiago is Eddie referring to? Admittedly I can only come up with two and neither really has much to do with sailing….or being old. xD No…..wait…..I only know of one person, the other is a city (several actually) or Santiano (Santa Anna) from Mexico. So that doesn’t work….*eyes Google* Eh maybe I’ll look it up later.

    Eddie, think of it this way. Not everyone gets to strip in front of a smooth skinned hunk….or do they now that the cure exists?

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    1. AF Henley
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      Hmm, I’m not sure if I can leave a link here or not… http://www.shmoop.com/old-man-the-sea/characters.html Santiago. 😀

      However, I’m not sure that this particular character is someone Eddie is terribly excited about giving his clothes away to. Or, doing that on the ocean in the spring weather. I mean, it is slightly more southern than I’m used to, but I have to imagine the wind is still pretty cold… XD

      Thank you very much for continuing to take part in the tour, my friend. It’s much appreciated. <3

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      1. Jack Frost
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        And here I was looking for a real person, never even thought to go back to literature. Big weakness of mine, my view always move too narrowly. xD Thank you for letting me know.

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  4. p-la
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    Took several years of Latin in school and mythology was my specialization. Loved the teaser you gave us, definitely sparked my interest!

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    1. AF Henley
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      How very cool is that?! I hope the reference was done well?

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, and wish you lots of luck with the giveaway! <3

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  5. drawboy
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    I love Eddie being smart and witty! 😄

    And did his 20th century knowledge not serve him well?

    Actually the River Styx came to my mind as well when I read this scene. Is it not a nice analogy? Admittedly not the damned souls were carried to the Underworld but the souls of the dead. And are the Estranged not as good as dead sooner or later if they stay on the Mainland?

    While reading this another thought crossed my mind out of nowhere. Soooooorryyyy but suddenly my brain came up with this picture of our two authors, Wyre and Henley, being the ferry”guys” carrying the souls to their destination. 😆

    Dark, slow and heavy, and ominous music playing in the background accompanied by lots of moaning from damned souls. 😉

    ❤️

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    1. AF Henley
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      We could totally pull off that job, I’m sure of it! 😀

      And you and the moaning… I swear that’s your favourite default sound. 😉

      Thank you for joining us again, buddy! <3

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  6. bn100
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    interesting characters

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. AF Henley
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      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed! <3

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  7. AF Henley
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    Congratulations, p-la! You won the site comment giveaway!

    Please contact me via email at a.freedom.henley@gmail.com with your mailing information within 3 days (by Tuesday, February 7th) so we can send out your prize!

    Thank you EVERYONE for playing along! <3

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