Legends Of The Hidden Temple

Season 3 Episode 38

The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson

Aired Unknown May 23, 1995 on Nickelodeon



  • Quotes

    • Olmec: One of the most daring explorers of the New World was the Englishman Henry Hudson. In 1609, he set out with his son, John, and a crew of twenty men to search for the Northwest Passage, a water route across North America. From England, Hudson sailed so far North that icebergs threatened the ship. Soon the men began to grumble.
      Man #1: We can't go on like this. We'll get caught in the ice and starve, or an iceberg will sink us. And that's just the good news.
      Man #2: It's freezing. We're running out of food. What are we supposed to eat, icicles? We must turn back.
      Olmec: Hudson's son, John, was worried.
      John: Father, the men are close to mutiny.
      Olmec: But Hudson wouldn't listen.
      Hudson: Oh, shut up, you lily-livered sea dogs. Get below and get on with your work.
      Olmec: Legend has it that the quick-witted John took his father's compass and spun the face around so when the needle seemed to point North, it was actually pointed South. Unsuspecting, Henry headed South, and everybody was happy. They explored the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware Bay, and went halfway up the Hudson River, which was named for Henry. The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson disappeared and resurfaced in The Temple. You must seek out The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson and bring it back here.
      Kirk: Olmec, tell us, where's this Upside-Down Compass?
      Olmec: The Upside-Down Compass of Henry Hudson can be found in The Dark Forest.