The Scarlet Pimpernel Quotation Challenge and GIVEAWAY!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Come and join us on the Day Dream!

Go to the Anthony Andrews Blog Count or the Delights of Anthony Andrews . . . or a Valentine's Month Blog Hop! pages for links to the other blog hop participant articles!

All right, ladies (and gentlemen if there are any of you interested), get your little grey cells whirring for this exciting quotation challenge!


The winner will receive *drum-roll please* 

Their very own Brand New DVD copy of Anthony's Ivanhoe!

May the best person win!

Note: If you don't want the DVD, but still want to participate, that's fine by me!

The Rules of the Game

  1. Simply finish the quotations in a reply to this post! (I won't approve the comments with answers until Friday so no one will see them until VDay!)
  2. If you like, you can also advertise the Challenge over on your own blog (feel free to use the image up above, just make sure it links back to this post)!
  3. Then, you're all done!
  4. I will post the answers to these questions and announce the WINNER (meaning the one with the most correct answers) in a new post on Valentine's Day, so make sure to check my blog that evening if you participated!
  5. If 2 or more people get the same number of questions right, it'll be an eenie-meenie-minie-moe scenario!

Let the Game begin!

Note: Some of these quotations are easier than others, but do your best and try not to hunt for the answers online. *winks*
  1. "They seek him here, they seek him there, those _______ seek him everywhere."
  2. "Od's fish, m'dear. Would you have me challenge the poor countess to a _____?"
  3. "Then your _______ will rule the land, and no one will make the _______."
  4. "Percy. Fashionably late, as usual." "Sink me, your highness, it was this damned _______. Simply refused to tie."
  5. "Oh, the English, and their STUPID sense of ____  ____!"
  6. "So much for French ______ and French _______."
  7. "Approval, sir, in my opinion, demands the attainment of __________. And in that sense, you rather overrate the charm of your society." 
  8. "If I were to tell you that I adore you, would you have me do so ______________? Or would you have me declare it as I feel it, with all my heart?"
  9. "I swear you've been taking _______. The cravat's a _______."
  10. "My heart _________ the pace."
  11. "From this moment on, she must never be ________. We cannot risk ___________."
  12. "What I see before me is a ________. A shell of a man I once knew. This is some absurd ____ you're playing. I don't know why, but I'm sure it is. Perhaps to keep the _______ at a distance. And now you're shutting me out as well."
  13. "A _______, my lady, nothing more than a _______."
  14. "He was looking for the Scarlet Pimpernel. I pray he found a ____."
  15. "You must learn to _____ me, my friend. Do not trouble your head with thoughts of Louise. I will see that she is safe."
  16. "It would seem your friend is in _______. To the ________."
  17. "I see now what begins as a _____ can end as a _________. Some causes can become warped and twisted, like some men."
  18. "My dear chap, I never would have dreamt of depriving you of your ________ of _______. Alas, a moment was all I could spare."
  19. "They knew that your _____ would be the worst possible torture."
  20. "Ceased? I will ____ her to the day I die. That is the _______."
  21. "God bless the Scarlet Pimpernel, whoever he may be. Surely he must be an _____ in ________."


  1. Haven’t watched it a couple of months, but here are my guesses.
    1. Frenchies
    2. Duel
    3. Tailers, and clothes.
    4. Cravat.
    5. Fair Play.
    6. Clothes, and Fashion (?)
    7. Perfection (?)
    8. Stintingly.
    9. Lessons, and Picture.
    10. Dictates.
    11. Trusted, and Discovery (? Unsure).
    12. Façade, game, no idea the rest of the sentence.
    13. ?
    14. Fool.
    15. Trust.
    16. Distress, and rescue.
    17. Dream, and nightmare.
    18. Moment, and glory.
    19. ?
    20. Love, and … tragedy?
    21. Angel, disguise.

  2. Oh my goodness! I so desperately hope I win! I reeeeeeeally want to see that version of Ivanhoe. And since I just finished watching the last third of TSP tonight... I hope I have a fighting chance!

    (Silly comments in parentheses are not guesses, just to be clear.)

    1. Frenchies
    2. duel
    3. tailors... clothes
    4. cravat
    5. fair play
    6. fashion... politics
    7. perfection
    8. stintingly
    9. lessons...dream
    10. dictates?
    11. trusted?...exposure?
    12. husk?...role?
    13. phantom... phantom (but not of the oooooooperaaaaaa)
    14. fool
    15. trust
    16. distress... rescue
    17. dream... nightmare
    18. moment...triumph
    19. tears
    20. love... tragedy
    21. angel... disguise (Amen!)

  3. I think this is a marvelous idea. Here are my answers (I'm sure I've missed some, but it was fun to see how many I might remember). I'm going to be away this weekend, so on the off-chance I happen to win you'll know why I don't respond quickly :)
    1. Frenchies
    2. duel
    3. tailors ... clothes
    4. cravat
    5. fair play
    6. taste ... fashion
    7. perfection
    8. stintingly
    9. lessons … picture
    10. dictates
    11. trusted ... betrayal
    12. mask ... game ... world
    13. phantom ... phantom
    14. fool
    15. trust
    16. distress … rescue
    17. dream ... nightmare
    18. moment ... triumph
    19. presence
    20. love ... tragedy
    21. angel ... disguise

  4. Hello Carissa ! I'm Gianpaola, i'm italian and i'm 41 years old. I love Anthony Andrews since i saw him the first time in the Scarlet Pimpernel ( it was 1992 !) It's amazing that you wrote all these things about him and his movies. Sorry if my english is not perfect. I live in Napoli with my husband, i'm a lawyer and i have 3 daughters, the eldest is almost 14, the second is 9 and the third is 6. I've watched in original language quite all movies of Mr Andrews. I think he is the best actor in the world ! How i wish to see him in flesh and bones in a theatre...I've been in London for 8 days in December/January 2015 with all my family, but i will come back again even right now if Mr Andrews is acting some place, just to see him...Today it's his birthday, but i bet you already know it... Ciao ! Giovanna.


Thank you for your kind comments, which I adore!