81. A Place to BelongFor all the times that he had allowed Tintin to drag him into some form of globe-trotting escapade, Captain Haddock truly thought that he would have gotten used to it.More Like This
His theory was quick to be solidified as he, although somewhat belatedly, managed to seek out the pattern to his friend's madness. For the most part, it had remained unchanged; Tintin would stumble upon a lead in a way that only the young reporter could. Trusting that phenomenal gut instinct of his, he'd have a rucksack packed with necessities within the hour and would have taken leave at once... if he didn't fathom the vital need of planning in advance, which in more occasions than should be considered healthy, had managed to save their lives, even if by a hairsbreadth.
Captain Haddock could even nonchalantly comment that it would have seemed as if Tintin's conduct screamed of acceptance and a uniquely characteristic brand of iron resolve; trouble and he often seem to be mutually attracted to the other.
Tintin: He's The BoyHE'S THE BOYMore Like This
He's the boy I've found.
Nothing had interested Archibald Haddock more than the sea. When he was a boy, he lived near a port and used to go there, secretly followed his father. He would get several punishments if his father found out that he had sneaked into the port. But he didn't care.
It was because there was nothing more beautiful than the sea. A fickle lady, every sailor's lover, his father always said. Healong with his childhood friend Chesterwas fascinated with people working, those cargos, that huge place where things were sent and received. But above them all, he was in love with the sea.
When his father died, Haddock automatically made a decision. He would follow his father's footsteps. He would be a sailor, just like him. His mother, who had known his obsession towards the sea for years, allowed him to go, and he happily assigned into a cargo ship, along with Chester.
Now he was ready for his very first adventure, his very