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Patrick O'Brian

“If men were to consider what they were at - if if they were to look around them, and reflect upon the cost of life in a universe where prisons, brothels, madhouses, and regiments of men armed and trained to kill other men are so very common - why, I doubt we should see many of these poor mewling little larval victims, so often a present misery to their parents and a future menace to their kind.”


Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate
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The Surgeon's Mate (Aubrey & Maturin #7) The Surgeon's Mate by Patrick O'Brian
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