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Patrick O'Brian

“For you must know, gentlemen, that when the mariner is dosed, he likes to know that he has been dosed: with fifteen grains or even less of this valuable substance scenting him and the very air about him there can be no doubt of the matter; and such is the nature of the human mind that he experiences a far greater real benefit than the drug itself would provide, were it deprived of its stench.”


Patrick O'Brian, The Commodore
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The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin, #17) The Commodore by Patrick O'Brian
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