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Patrick O'Brian

“He reflected on his hitherto reflection that soldiers and sailors were, upon the whole, quite different creatures. ‘And perhaps they are, too: yet perhaps drink, in very large quantities, may make the difference less evident.”

Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen
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Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin, #20) Blue at the Mizzen by Patrick O'Brian
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