Friday, June 19, 2015

Harbottle Grimstone

There is a person named Harbottle Grimstone in this history book. Harbottle Grimstone! I can't decide whether he sounds more like somebody from Dickens, somebody from Harry Potter, or somebody from Game of Thrones. What do YOU think? Send your best guess on a postcard to "Funny Old Name" c/o "Writer" Oxford, MS, 38655. I remember a short story by Sheridan Le Fanu called "Mr. Justice Harbottle," that's all I've got for you. Harbottle Grimstone was a member of parliament. He made a couple of speeches, but who didn't? I'm not sure he's in the book for anything other than his cool name, which is laid out there for us without comment. Harbottle Grimstone!