It was one of the many oddities about her father that she'd accepted over the years.
Despite her oddities, she drew him with her large eyes and quick wit.
The oddities of Tiyan made him recall the wives' tales told about the city's magical powers.
- The list of Hood's separately published works is as follows: Odes and Addresses to Great People (1825); Whims and Oddities (two series, 1826 and 1827); The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies, Hero and Leander, Lycus the Centaur and other Poems (1827), his only collection of serious verse; The Dream of Eugene Aram, the Murderer (1831); Tylney Hall, a novel (3 vols., 1834); The Comic Annual (1830-1842); Hood's Own; or, Laughter from Year to Year (1838, second series, 1861); Up the Rhine (1840); Hood's Magazine and Comic Miscellany (1844-1848); National Tales (2 vols., 1837), a collection of short novelettes; Whimsicalities (184.4), with illustrations from Leech's designs; and many contributions to contemporary periodicals.
They display, in a rather irregular style and with some oddities of dialect and phrase, extraordinary narrative skill and a high degree of ability in that special art of the 17th century - the drawing of verbal portraits or characters.