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Patrick O'Brian

“Oh for women at sea to obviate the eternal crosscat-harpings,' he said to himself, 'to do away with the grumlinfuttocks, and to inject a little civilization, even of an equivocal nature, even at the risk of moral deviation.”

Patrick O'Brian, The Fortune of War
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The Fortune of War (Aubrey & Maturin #6) The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian
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