Character with the wooden leg

Character with the wooden leg

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Skyedriver

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12,098 posts

250 months

Thursday 27th May
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Trying to remember who the character in fiction was that you could hear him coming by the sound of his leg.
Captain Ahab had a wooden leg but I think the main "sound" in that book was the clock. Or was that Peter Pan?
In Treasure Island, LJ Siler has a wooden leg but I cannot find reference to the tapping sound.

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Monkeylegend

21,306 posts

199 months

Thursday 27th May
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Captain Peg Leg.

bunchofkeys

637 posts

36 months

Thursday 27th May
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manwithbeard

58 posts

133 months

Wednesday 30th June
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Are you perhaps thinking of Blind Pew from Treasure Island? He didnt have a wooden leg but being blind found his way by tapping a walking cane/stick.
Blind Pew is the pirate who delivers the Black Spot to Billy Bones at the Admiral Benbow Inn.
As a young child, i watched a BBC serialisation of Treasure Island (1957?) and was frightened by Blind Pew.

FazerBoy

816 posts

118 months

Friday 2nd July
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manwithbeard said:
Are you perhaps thinking of Blind Pew from Treasure Island? He didnt have a wooden leg but being blind found his way by tapping a walking cane/stick.
Blind Pew is the pirate who delivers the Black Spot to Billy Bones at the Admiral Benbow Inn.
As a young child, i watched a BBC serialisation of Treasure Island (1957?) and was frightened by Blind Pew.
Yes, that’s the one I thought of too…

Speed1283

930 posts

63 months

Friday 2nd July
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FazerBoy said:
Yes, that’s the one I thought of too…
First thought that came into my mind too.

tertius

6,123 posts

198 months

Wednesday 14th July
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Or Bush in the Hornblower novels? After he lost his foot of course. There is a scene in The Commodore when Hornblower is annoyed by a regular tapping noise that turns out to be Bush’s wooden leg on the deck.