Quote of the Day

‘Did they carry powder?’ cried Jack. ‘Dr Maturin said trousers, or something of that kind, but I — ‘

‘Oh, you horrid two-faced thing!’ cried Miss Susan. ‘You saw her! You shouted out the most dreadful things to Lucy, the most dreadful things I ever heard in my life. You swore at my sister, sir; you know you did. Oh, Captain Aubrey, fie!’

Captain Aubrey?’ observed Azéma, adding the head-money for an English officer to his share of the prize — a very handsome sum. 

‘She’s blow the gaff — I’m brought by the lee,’ thought Jack. 

Post Captain – Patrick O’Brian

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