Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Originally uploaded by Karlek.

One might wonder why a book about a duel in Scotland would be in this collection, but that's because one of the protagonists, William Gurley (or Gourley) was the owner of Peter's Hope a sugar estate on the Leeward side of St. Vincent, just south of Barrouallie (pronounced Barrow-lee). There is, in fact, a settlement called Gurley's off the road just south of Peter's Hope.

The account of the duel is interesting, especially in light of the questions on its fairness and the absence of the other protagonist who declined to stay and be tried for murder.

You can see some pictures of Peter's Hope if you go to http://pictags.karleklund.net and click on PetersHope