Saturday, April 30, 2016


These masked heroes living a double life have always fascinated me. I always imagined living a double life, myself!
In fact, there were three such heroes that I particularly adored: The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Saint and (of course) El Zorro. I swallowed every book I could lay my hands on. The Club Library had this amazing collection of The Saint series by Leslie Charteris and The Zorro stories by Johnston MacCulley. Our school library fed me with the Scarlet Pimpernel (Sir Percy) by Emma Orczy (if I'm not wrong she was a Baroness)....
Much later, I fell in love with "The Mask of Zorro". Having Antonio Banderas in the lead role certainly helped. :) Each time I catch the movie playing on TV I sit and watch it, much to my daughters'chagrin. To them Antonio Banderas is an old man.....

Well, here we are and it is Z already. End of April. Let me leave you with a quote from yet another fascinating author who also wrote about Don Diego DE La Vega AKA El Zorro.

“Memory is fragile and capricious; each of us remembers and forgets according to what is convenient. The past is a notebook with many leaves on which we jot down our lives with ink that changes according to our state of mind.” 
― Isabel AllendeZorro


  1. Good choices, I like the hero Zorro too, and yes, Antonio Banderas is a great actor for the part. I also liked the Scarlet Pimpernel, but I'm remembering an older film version. Another masked man (The Lone Ranger)was also intriguing to me, but I admit I liked Tonto better. . .

    1. Ah es, the Lone Ranger! Thanks for reminding me! :)

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    Have you enjoyed the challenge? Did you hop to other blogs? The end of the alphabet here! Reflections sign up is May 9-- mark a calendar.
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    Excellent choice for Z! Great job with this. Well-done.

  3. Love the quote, and now I have a few characters to investigate, I am familiar with Zorro but not the others. Way to go on making it through the alphabet!