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19 August 2008 @ 11:18 am
Pocahontas Book Find  
Pocahontas Books

I was in town yesterday and a friend and I went into an antique store. We were looking at books when I found this collection of Pocahontas books from 1995! I said, “Six new adventures for only $5.00?!” and I had to get it. So there are 6 books, about 54 pages each (give or take the decent sized text and a few pictures). Now, getting to Wiggins, I was very excited to read, “Keep and Eye On Meeko” because Wiggins had quite a bit to do with it. Here is a quick shot of the back cover:

Keep An Eye On Meeko

What I liked about it is that I could see Wiggins saying the things in the story, it seemed very true to him and since we do not see much of him in the movie it was nice to read an “official” story with him, to get to know him better.
Since I can’t type out the whole book out, I thought I would add just a few favorite excerpts:

[Wiggins leaned over and patted Percy.
“What’s the matter, Percy?” he asked.
“Longing for your days in the sun with Governor Ratcliffe?”
Percy closed his eyes and began to nod.
“I long for those days too,” Wiggins said. “Two months ago, I was a respected manservant. Now I’m just a man!”]


*All the people of James Town wanted an inn but there were none so far so Wiggins decided he would build one.

[ “We want an inn!” grumbled another.
By the look on Wiggins’s face, Meeko could see that he had a bright idea.
“and you shall have one, gentlemen!”
Wiggins called above their angry voices.
“Tomorrow I shall recruit some brawny men to build an inn!”
The sailor with spectacles walked over to Wiggins. “You know, you look a bit like an innkeeper. All neat and clean!”
“Yeah! The type of block who puts his food on a plate!” a toothless sailor added.
Wiggins puffed out his chest. “Inkeeper as in ‘keeper of the inn’? As in ‘jolly landlord’?” he asked. This was it! His new purpose in life! He would be an in innkeeper!
“My inn will have the finest food and the finest guests, and I shall name it after the most important person in England.”
“King James!” the men shouted.
“No!” Wiggins cried.
He pulled a sliver locket from under his shirt and flicked it open. Inside was a tiny portrait of a woman wearing a lace cap. Flit buzzed over to get a closer look.
“My mother!” Wiggins sighed, staring at the locket. “How I do miss her!”]



[ When Meeko peeked inside, he saw Wiggins standing before an easel.
“A portrait of my mother will make the new inn complete!” Wiggins said.
Percy sat on a stool wearing a lace cap, a huge ruff collar, and a frock.
Meeko giggles as the lace cap became to slip over Percy’s eyes.
“I’m sorry you have to model,” Wiggins said. “But none of the men wanted to pose in a frock. I can’t understand why.” ]


I actually thought the entire story was decent; it had a nice plot and a cute ending. Enjoy the few short excerpts!
 
 
 
Emily Nguyenrt_emily_nguyen on August 19th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
OMG!! You have no idea how happy I am to see this! I never actually found the collection myself! I know there's another story within that collection that has Wiggins in it (Journey the Seas? Something like that).

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this with us! Oh man, I'd be extremely happy if you scanned the pictures that have Wiggins in it!

kamij0 on August 20th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
I thought you may want to see this; of course I would be happy to scan the pictures of him in as soon as I can get back home to my scanner. I have been away from home for a few days but I will do that ASAP! I haven’t actually read all the stories yet, but you are right, he is in the “On the High Seas” story – I can add excerpts from that one after I read it as well if you like. :)
Emily Nguyenrt_emily_nguyen on August 20th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
That'll be great! All the scanned pictures of him!

Actually, I think the whole story for "On the High Seas" is online somewhere:

http://web.archive.org/web/20071021014820/www.geocities.com/innocenceblue/highseas.htm

Dunno if it's working though.
kamij0 on August 20th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Oh! Yes, it seems to be working. Wow, that sure was nice of someone to type it all out! I definitely will scan the pictures and as soon as I have them I will post them here! The trouble with the books is that unfortunately there is not an illustration on every page, but I will add what I can. If I cannot get good scans, I may just have to take pictures instead ;)
kogeloog on August 20th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
OMG! I wou;d never think there was a story with Wiggins playing a big role!
It's so cute when he talks about his mother. Thank you so much for posting it!

By the way, I'm writing a story where he is an enchanted princess, but (s)he is missing for 7 years. ow, I can understand that he miss his mother.
kamij0 on August 20th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, he is a fairly big part of that particular story, although it was really more about Meeko ^^
Wow, sounds like quite a fic you have there, have fun with that :)