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Patrick O'Brian

“The event caused a certain amount of ribaldry and a fair number of sentences depriving men of their grog for playing the God-damned fool, an offense that came under Article Thirty-six 'All other crimes not capital, committed by any person or persons in the fleet, which are not mentioned in this act, or for which no punishment is hereby directed to be inflicted, shall be punished according to the laws and customs in such cases used at sea,' also known as the captain's cloak or cover-all.”


Patrick O'Brian, Desolation Island
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Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin #5) Desolation Island by Patrick O'Brian
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