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    Default Distant Relative?

    Hmmm... A Pooka is an Irish Fairy...

    http://www.irelandseye.com/paddy3/preview2.htm
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    Default Pook is only 1/2 Irish

    My theory is that he is only 1/2 afraid, and reads his book in bed, under the covers, keeping the other two in bed awake, and leaving crumbs in the bed.

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    Remembering my father playing the sanitarium strong arm, Mr. Wilson, in a local production of the stage play, "Harvey", about a giant 6 foot tall invisible rabbit that Jimmy Stewart made famous in the movie of the same name. Jimmy Stewart played Elwood P. Dowd, who has a pooka for a friend, named Harvey, that follows him around everywhere.

    * "Oh, you can't miss him Mrs. Chumley. He's a pooka."
    Mr. Wilson, the sanitarium orderly has the last lines in the first act of the play, after which the curtain comes down...when he steps into the library to look up the word, "POOKA" in the big encyclopedia sitting on top of a pedestal in the middle of the room.

    It goes like this:

    WILSON. (Goes over to table to book, looks in it. Runs forefinger under words.)

    P-o-o-k-a. "Pooka. From old Celtic mythology. A fairy spirit in animal form. Always very large. The pooka appears here and there, now and then, to this one and that one at his own caprice. A wise but mischievous creature. Very fond of rum-pots, crack-pots," and how are you, Mr. Wilson.

    (Looks at book startled - looks around fearfully, then back to book.)

    How are you, Mr. Wilson?

    (Shakes book, looks at it in surprise.)

    Who in the encyclopedia wants to know?

    (Looks at book again, drops it on table.)

    Oh to hell with it!

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    Mr. Wilson didn't believe in fairies either,,,but,,,,I have to say, my dad was the best Mr. Wilson there ever was !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunnytree
    Remembering my father playing the sanitarium strong arm, Mr. Wilson, in a local production of the stage play, "Harvey", about a giant 6 foot tall invisible rabbit that Jimmy Stewart made famous in the movie of the same name. Jimmy Stewart played Elwood P. Dowd, who has a pooka for a friend, named Harvey, that follows him around everywhere.

    * "Oh, you can't miss him Mrs. Chumley. He's a pooka."
    Mr. Wilson, the sanitarium orderly has the last lines in the first act of the play, after which the curtain comes down...when he steps into the library to look up the word, "POOKA" in the big encyclopedia sitting on top of a pedestal in the middle of the room.

    It goes like this:

    WILSON. (Goes over to table to book, looks in it. Runs forefinger under words.)

    P-o-o-k-a. "Pooka. From old Celtic mythology. A fairy spirit in animal form. Always very large. The pooka appears here and there, now and then, to this one and that one at his own caprice. A wise but mischievous creature. Very fond of rum-pots, crack-pots," and how are you, Mr. Wilson.

    (Looks at book startled - looks around fearfully, then back to book.)

    How are you, Mr. Wilson?

    (Shakes book, looks at it in surprise.)

    Who in the encyclopedia wants to know?

    (Looks at book again, drops it on table.)

    Oh to hell with it!

    CURTAIN ACT I

    Mr. Wilson didn't believe in fairies either,,,but,,,,I have to say, my dad was the best Mr. Wilson there ever was !!
    Pook is not a Pooka, that is his name, gotten from his unsavory habit after eating thistles. He is a Doth. Half dog, half moth.
    I found my Treasure, now YOU find yours.

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    I did not say Pook was a Pooka.

    Although there are those here on the forum who might agree Pook IS some sort of doggie halfling.

    The previous post relating to a Pooka being an Irish fairy....and.....my dad being Irish....well, my dear....it all simply took me on a fond journey down memory lane. And I was, at the moment, of a mind to share it.
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    Maybe Pook is invisible to most like Harvey.

    He turns his attention away fro Spider's army (was he there for their meeting yet unseen by Spider and all?)

    He is a watchdog for tam'ojacks, grbinmoles and cawcats (are they invisible or make believe characters, or types of fairies?)

    Is he magical as fairies? He sees the Fairies, and joins in Yorahs meeting.
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