Today is Percy Day, when we celebrate the absolute brilliance that is Sir Percival Blakeney, Bart.
Percy Day was started by Anne-girl during her Hero Week last year. Since then, the Leaguettes have ratified a law making Percy Day an annual occurence.
Here I present some of the reasons I feel Sir Percy is the quintessential hero.
~He selflessly puts his own life on the line to rescue people who have no connection to him other than sympathy for their suffering.
~He is followed by a band of men whose passionate devotion and loyalty to their leader means they would lay down their lives for him at any time.
~He is head over heels in love with his wife.
~He rescues people irregardless of rank or consequence. If they are in danger, that is enough for him.
~He has a witty retort for everything and everyone.
~He is a master of disguise.
~He is a master at fencing.
~He has amazing physical, mental and emotional strength.
~He has a superb wardrobe of fashionable clothes (including some gorgeous caped coats!).
~He never leaves a man behind. (Well, ok, with one exception.)
~He has a hilarious and wide ranging vocabulary of exclamations.
~His accent is terrific.
I also asked four of my younger sisters- who join me in being Scarlet Pimpernel fans- what, in their opinion, makes Percy the quintessential hero:
~He has thrilling, edge-of-your-seat escapes and adventures.
~His devotion to his cause.
~He won't ask anyone to do anything he wouldn't do.
~His undying love for his wife.
~His outstanding bravery and courage.
Butterfly Bailey Jo-
~His daring, his courage and just everything about him!
Why do you think he is the quintessential hero?
Miss Melody Muffin