Yes, I sent for him," Jane said, flatly. "And you may leave off your coughing and your insinuations; if I wanted a man between my legs so badly, there is a campful of handsome young fellows outside, and I dare say I could find one out to oblige me, without going to such trouble.
Jane Roland, handing the admiralty their asses, in Victory of Eagles (naominovik)
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"I am invited to dinner with the Czar and Bernadotte," said Hornblower to Bush; he handed over the letter, and Bush looked at it wisely with his head on one side as if he could read French.
Commodore Hornblower, C.S. Forester

Who needs gravity?


Who needs gravity?

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"It’s a lovely morning, sir," said Brown.
“God damned your eyes,” said Hornblower.
Commodore Hornblower, C.S. Forester
In Bush’s stern philosophy mankind - naval mankind at least - was born to sorrow and difficulty and danger, and any variation from such a state of affairs must be viewed with suspicion and not enjoyed too much lest it should have to be paid for at compound interest.
Flying Colours, C.S. Forester

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'I am not afraid myself, of course; but I should not like to alarm the men…and I am afraid we may have got into the underworld, somehow: I cannot account for it otherwise.'

'-I beg your pardon?' Laurence said.

Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik

In which Laurence is informed he may literally be in hell;

And says, “I beg your pardon?”

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