Uit de wereld van Roald Dahl Plot Description This story is an exercise in subtlety, from the gentle joke of its title to the surprise catch at its ending. The main character, Mr. Botibol is traveling across the ocean in a large ship and wants desperately to win the passenger auction. Each night the captain of the ship estimates the distance that they will cover in 24 hours, and a range of possible numbers are then auctioned off to the guests.
Plot summary[ edit ] On a British cruise shipthere is a betting pool wherein passengers try to correctly guess the number of miles the ship will travel that day, within ten miles above "high field" or below "low field" the captain's own guess. On a stormy day, a passenger named William Botibol bids two hundred pounds on "low field", the inclement weather having significantly slowed down the ship.
He is gambling largely with money he doesn't have it represents years of his and his wife's savingsbut he views it as worth the risk.
The next morning, Botibol wakes up to find the sky is clear and the ship is moving very fast to make up for lost time. Horrified, he decides that to slow down the ship he will jump overboard, dressed as if for tennis so he can easily swim. This way, the ship will have to stop and turn around to rescue him.
Seeking out potential eyewitnesses, Botibol ventures to the rear of the ship where he encounters an elderly woman.
After striking up a casual conversation to ensure that she notices him and will raise the alarm when he falls into the water, he then surreptitiously leaps off the end of the ship. Yelling for help as he plunges into the water beneath him, he captures the woman's attention.
Initially she seems unsure how to react, but she eventually relaxes and watches as Botibol, arms waving madly and shouting, disappears into the distance. A matronly woman, evidently a caregiversoon arrives on the deck and reprimands the older woman for wandering off without her. The older woman does not reply directly but instead comments offhandedly about a man who "dived overboard The elderly woman — who, unbeknownst to Botibol, is evidently a dementia patient — allows the caregiver to lead her away across the deck, saying "Such a nice man.
He waved to me. Botibolalso features a protagonist with the same surname, the two stories are otherwise unconnected. Nevertheless, when the two stories were adapted for Tales of the Unexpectedthe same actor Jack Weston was cast as Botibol in both episodes.
In Gavins, Joanna; Steen, Gerard. Cognitive Poetics in Practice. Retrieved 28 December Plot Description. This story is an exercise in subtlety, from the gentle joke of its title to the surprise catch at its ending.
The main character, Mr. Botibol, also has the same name as the protagonist from another Dahl story, “Mr. Botibol”. Spoiler warning! Roald Dahl's stories, from P-T.
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A Dip In The Pool. By Roald Dahl. The New Yorker, January 19, P. Mr. William Botibol hoped to win the ship's pool of about $7, and buy his wife a convertible.
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Plot Description. This story is an exercise in subtlety, from the gentle joke of its title to the surprise catch at its ending. The main character, Mr. Botibol, also has the same name as the protagonist from another Dahl story, “Mr. Botibol”. Spoiler warning! Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than million copies worldwide. Bor. This is our full selection of great birthday and Christmas presents for Boys. It is a great place to browse to see our full range of boys' toys and come up with some innovative Xmas present ideas.
On 20th April Roald Dahl and his wife Patricia Neal's first daughter, Olivia ‘Twenty’, is born in New York. In Storyteller, his biography of Roald Dahl, Donald Sturrock tells us Olivia was "named after her mother's favourite Shakespearean heroine, the date of her birth, and the fact that Roald had $20 in his pocket when he came to visit Pat in hospital.".