"He posed himself in the poop, straddling with his hands behind his back, trying to adopt an air of magnificent indifference and understanding."

“Lieutenant Hornblower” - C.S. Forester

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"it was not in the tradition of the service, as understood in the Indefatigable, to laugh at a man who did his best without shirking."

“Lieutenant Hornblower” - C.S. Forester

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"

"That is an insulting remark, Mr Simpson," he said. He looked round and met the eyes of Chalk and Caldwell, who were suddenly grave; Simpson was still merely stupid. "For that I shall have to ask satisfaction."

"Satisfaction?" said Chalk hastily. "Come, come. Mr Simpson had a momentary loss of temper. I am sure he will explain."

"I have been accused of cheating at cards," said Hornblower. "That is a hard thing to explain away."

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“Mr Midshipman Hornblower” - C.S. Forester

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