Re: Big Martin
Posted by: Puck
Date: October 09, 2006 08:02PM
He's from a traditional ghost story (well, campfire type of legend anyway - not technically a ghost, but you know what I mean). Basically, a guy agrees to spend the night in a supposedly haunted house (don't they always), and the story is pretty much verbatim the dialogue that Thurs overhears in the pub: more and more cats keep showing up, each one bigger than the last, until finally the poor fellow looks at the latest enormous feline and says, "Well, if you're not Big Martin, I don't want to wait and see what is!" and takes off running. The End.
I know the story from way back (don't actually remember where I first heard it), so I was highly amused to find it quoted word for word like that!
Metaphors be with you!