“Adventures of an IMP” Part XIV: Epilogue

“Why don’t we take the row boat to the boat maker to have IMP painted on her?,” Dad was saying, “and keep filling in the Ship’s Log and Papers. You may need them if you ever dock at a foreign harbour, and also, the Harbour Master will need to see them.”
So later in the day when Mark and Philip had left Dad and Captain took IMP to be named properly, while the rest of IMP‘s crew retold everything that had happened to Mum.
Author’s note:
While the epilogue has just been written it does not mean that we (IMP‘s crew) can put THE END on the page (because a Ship’s Log and Papers never end until the ship does, and ships can last forever almost).
The epilogue was written only because things needed to be cleared up and made final.
All that has happened so far was just the first episode and whenever we use IMP we will add to the Ship’s Log and Papers (as Grandpa A suggested).
We have been asked, “Why did you name your boat
IMP?” Well, our friends have an Optimist named SWALLOW after Swallows and Amazons (an adventure story about two crews to the sail boats SWALLOW and AMAZON) and it has always been a joke that if we ever owned a boat that we would name her Amazon. So when we were given the row boat our first thought was to name her AMAZON, but after a bit of reconsidering we decided that we would only be able to name a sail boat AMAZON, because that is what the real AMAZON is.
After reading We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea (a story about
SWALLOW ‘s crew and how they were helping to look after a schooner, GOBLIN, when a “true English fog” set in and SWALLOW ‘s crew were swept out to sea, still on board GOBLIN) we discovered that the row boat of GOBLIN was named IMP. So that is why we named her IMP. If we ever own a sail boat, though, she will be called AMAZON !
I hope that everything has been explained, and that you enjoyed what I wrote while we were camping.

3 Responses to ““Adventures of an IMP” Part XIV: Epilogue”

  1. 1 Rach February 4, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Perhpas if you had named her something different, your first adventures would not have been so exciting!

    Now I’m looking forward to seeing your bluebery jam post!

  2. 2 Rach February 4, 2008 at 8:48 am

    OOps – sorry about the typos – two of them – can you find them?

  3. 3 uskids February 5, 2008 at 6:38 am

    Umm…Perhaps and blueberry.
    …if you had named her something different, your first adventures would not have been so exciting!… hmm, maybe not, who knows. 😉

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