Aislinn observed today that the list of Jersey City neighborhoods sounds like the cast of characters from a pirate epic.
- Harsimus Cove is the villain. The name has the same metrical structure as good old Optimus Prime, but the “har” has darker overtones.
- Paulus Hook, we decided after some discussion, is probably Captain James Hook’s brother, who took losing a hand with more equanimity and devoted his life to good, rather than evil.
- Hamilton Park is the merchant whose treasure was stolen by Captain Cove, setting the plot in train.
- Lord Newport and his wife, Lady Pavonia, are mixed up in it somehow.