Jan. 11th, 2017 07:49 pm
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i: Which young tricyclist made lunch for Ponto?
ii: Whose delivery on Merrie England was marred by intoxication?
iii: Who worried his wife episodically for 21 years in Parkwood Hill?
iv: Described by a poet laureate, who reluctantly joined the night-riders of Devon?
v: Who, after losing two days and a boat, discharged himself from an East Anglian hospital?
vi: Whose well-meant ministerial flounderings were treated by his staff with both deference and duplicity?
vii: Who dealt with Israel, Abraham and Benjamin, and had bad dreams of booming surf?
viii: Who, in a maritime emergency, ungrammatically recommended cannibalism?
ix: Who had a hairy breast and was fixed up prime in Miss Watson’s will?
x: Which PI kept his mobile home on Beach Road?

i: JIM, Who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion (poem by Hillaire Belloc)
ii: Kingsley Amis's LUCKY JIM (known by [livejournal.com profile] marnameow)
iii: JIM DALE from radioshow Mrs Dale's Diary (known by [livejournal.com profile] sbp)
iv: John Masefield's JIM DAVIES is a tale of smugglers in Devon in 1812 (Masefield guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee, google-checked by [livejournal.com profile] jeff)
v: JIM BRADING in Arthur Ransome's We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea (known by [livejournal.com profile] alextiefling)
vi: JIM HACKER in Yes, Minister (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] braisedbywolves)
vii: JIM HAWKINS in Treasure Island (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
viii: GUZZLING JIMMY in Thackeray's 'Little Billee' (googled by [livejournal.com profile] jeff_worrell)
ix: is JIM in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (proposed by [livejournal.com profile] braisedbywolves, google-confirmed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)
x: JIM ROCKFORD (played by James Garner) in The Rockford Files (guessed by [livejournal.com profile] dubdobdee)

Date: 2017-01-11 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
iv: wonder if this is John Masefield (who was a poet laureate) and The Midnight Folk
x: too sleepy at the moment to answer this with anything but "this is that guy!" (my memory will be back in the morning)

Date: 2017-01-11 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
the kid in the midnight folk is called kay not jim, so maybe not this

Date: 2017-01-13 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
You were right about Masefield tho - but the correct tale is called, simply, Jim Davis (1911).

"It is the story of a boy who falls in with smugglers on the coast of Devon in 1812. The book is full of incident: there are gypsies, mysterious night riders, a sea voyage, storms, caves, fights, pursuits, and of course a sunken treasure." (Alison Lurie)

Date: 2017-01-11 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braisedbywolves.livejournal.com
vi: this is a common trope, but the ne plus ultra is Jim Hacker in Yes (Prime) Minister.

Date: 2017-01-11 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
ooh i wonder if it's JIMS: vii is i think JIM HAWKINS in treasure island (israel hands, ben gunn -- can't remember who abraham might be -- and the "booming surf" makes sense

also i think the fellow in x is called jim something (i keep coming up with james garfield, who is a president and not the answer)

Date: 2017-01-11 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
Not MAGNUM PI then? No idea what his first name was...

Date: 2017-01-11 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
james garner you mean? = JIM ROCKFORD of the Rockford Files? pretty sure he had a trailer/mobile home

Date: 2017-01-11 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
Yes Jim Rockford had an RV/trailer as his home. and a horrible biscuit coloured whale of a car too IIRC. which was weird

Date: 2017-01-11 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
yes james garner/jim rockford is exactly who i meant

Date: 2017-01-11 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alextiefling.livejournal.com
v is JIM BRADING in Arthur Ransome's We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea - he's in a traffic accident while getting supplies for his boat, and the tide lifts it off its anchor with the Walker children on board.

Date: 2017-01-11 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] braisedbywolves.livejournal.com
Oh in that case I think ix might be Jim! Of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Date: 2017-01-12 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marnameow.livejournal.com

ii is the hero of Kingsly Amis's Lucky Jim.

Date: 2017-01-13 12:06 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
iii refers to long-running radio show "Mrs Dale's diary", her husband was Jim Dale.

"The serial centred on Mrs Mary Dale, a doctor's wife, husband Jim, and the comings and goings of a middle-class society. The Dales lived at Virginia Lodge in the fictional London Metro-land-style suburb of Parkwood Hill. "


Date: 2017-01-13 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
Anoncomment re JIM DALE was me.

Date: 2017-01-13 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sbp.livejournal.com
Who ran away from his nurse
and was eaten by a lion.

(Hillaire Belloc)

There was a boy whose name was Jim
His friends were very good to him
They gave him tea and cakes and jam
And slices of delicious ham
And chocolate with pink inside
And little tricycles to ride


He ran away when he was able
And on this inauspicious day
He slipped his hand and ran away
He hadn't gone a yard when BANG
With open jaws a lion sprang
And hungrily began to eat
The boy, beginning at his feet


The honest keeper heard his cry
Though very fat, he almost ran
To help the little gentleman
"Ponto," he ordered as he came
For Ponto was the lion's name
"Ponto," he said with angry frown
"Down sir, let go, put it down!"


Date: 2017-01-13 10:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
shd totally have got this! but i misdiverted myself to AAMilne

Date: 2017-01-13 11:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
I also checked out J J M M W G Du P

Date: 2017-01-13 07:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
I like this answer to viii. from a rival quizzers' site. It starts from a maritime emergency (running out of food while at sea) but it's said by a Jimmy rather than a Jim.

From the poem "Little Billee", by WM Thackeray - http://www.bartleby.com/360/9/84.html -
"To gorging Jack says guzzling Jimmy, “We ’ve nothing left, us must eat we.”

Date: 2017-01-14 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dubdobdee.livejournal.com
another one i shd have guessed! i loved this poem as a kid: "we upped his heels and smothered his squeals in the scum of the boiling bowl" (i didn;t have too look that up)

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