annie proffitt

  • Annie: Why do the boats honk three times?
  • Dean: To signal they're comin' home.Yeah, it's a legend... of Arturo, who was a Portuguese fisherman. He met this beautiful girl his first night in town - Catarina. And, um, eventually they fell in love. But the problem was that Catarina's father was the territorial governor. He didn't want his only little girl to be with a lowly fisherman. So he told Arturo that he'd have to ship off, which he did, but he told Catarina he'd be back for her and when he came back, he'd signal with three long blasts so she could dive off the rocks and swim to the boat, and they'd be on their way.
  • Annie: Oh, I love this story.
  • Dean: So, a year later, everything went as planned.But when she was swimmin' out to the boat, the fog got so thick that, uh, she couldn't find the boat. Arturo panicked and he called out "Catarina! Catarina!" Catarina yelled back "Arturo!" With that, he dove right off the boat into the icy waters, and they...
  • Annie: Kissed?
  • Dean: No, they drowned. They never found each other and they drowned.
  • Annie: Oh, that's a terrible story!
  • Dean: Yeah, but the legend is they reunited at the bottom of the sea, right over there, and every time you see the spray goin' up, it's them.
  • Annie: Making love?
  • Dean: Yeah. For ever and ever.