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Date: Jun 14 8:31 AM, 2011
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I love the way WG describes Jud, even when its not what Jud says

"Over the bridge and all the way up the dusty hill out of the town Jud stayed in the saddle as if glued to  it, haranguing passers by and telling them to repent before it was too late."

and

"The girls rode home very slowly, drenched in a fiery sunset, with occasional snatches of song or a rolling curse to inform them that Jud had not yet fallen off"

So funny and in just a few short words..



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Date: Jun 14 1:34 AM, 2011
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Can't remember which episode this is from but Demelza is helping Ross dress for something, all the while giving him advice which he doesn't seem to take gracefully. He they says to her something like 'how do you think I survived this time without you?' And she smartly replies 'tis a mystery to me! Love it!



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Date: Jun 13 4:45 AM, 2011
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In the tv series - that bit where Demelza is trying to fend off Sir Hugh while she's making bread - then she giggles with Prudie afterwards - it's so natural and always makes me laugh. Then it's a stern 'Get on with your work Prudie!'
Just love it.

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Date: Jun 12 12:21 PM, 2011
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Jud Paynter has to be one of the funniest characters in any book! He features in so many of my favourite poldark moments. Thought he was played to perfection in the tv series. 



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Date: Jul 15 9:16 PM, 2010
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As I have mentioned once before, one of the funniest bits for me in the tv series is when Demelza tells Ross she has cleaned his boots for him and she says:

I don't know why ye have flang them old boots away, they be good boots.....I laugh everytime....hilarious :)


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Date: Jul 15 5:26 PM, 2010
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Still one of the funniest ones of all for me was Christopher Havergal telling Bella of a duel his friend Charlie accidentally got involved in when in Paris through drunkenly pushing a French captain into the gutter for interfering in an argument he was having with a beggar who was getting too pushy. The captain immediately demanded satisfaction at dawn.

Next morning whilst still dark a loud banging on the door woke everyone up to find the captain and two friends ready and anxious to proceed with the duel. Unfortunately as neither could speak the other's language Christopher, still in an alcoholic fog found himself the only one able to loosely translate. He did manage to understand enough to be able to tell Charlie that the Captain wanted him to choose his weapons but poor Charlie by then couldn't remember the incident or offence at all ! But always one for a fight he immediately said "fusils" thinking it meant pistols, however it meant muskets or rifles which at twenty paces would have blown everyone to bits.

Problem is I then picture Ross and Adderley with rifles... !!!! biggrin



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Date: Apr 20 6:45 PM, 2010
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Jud features heavily in my favourite funny moments, his conversation with the young Demelza over head lice, his drunken disbelief at the thought of anyone sailing on a millstone and subsequent rant in church and his argument with the orange seller. Priceless!
I also liked the scene referred to but never described in full where Aunt Agatha had a cursing match against Francis and of course won! 

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Date: Apr 20 6:11 PM, 2010
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Everyone's favourite bits, that made them laugh or smile


There's a good deal of humour so Ive picked my favourite bits:

Prudie thinking Judd had died and having him appear at his own funeral!

There's a really funny moment in the series, not in the book: Ross and George get into a fight. Ross hated George's clothes and kicks him down the atirs and says "give my regards to your tailor!"

Demelza's ardent suitors arguing outside her door.

Aunt Agatha and George's conversation. I believe he say's cordially "die soon won't you?" unless I imagined that?


Katie whacking Music's tormentors and finally showing something other than contempt towards the poor boy.

George Warleggan being jumped upon my his wife's huge hounds Castor and Pollux.



-- Edited by QueenMab on Tuesday 20th of April 2010 06:13:30 PM

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