May I have the coin, please?

Dr. Stephen Maturin

Able Seaman: Is them 'is brains, doctor?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: No, that's just dried blood. THOSE are his brains.

Dr. Stephen Maturin: Well, Mr. Blakeney, it would appear that you have the makings of a naturalist.
Blakeney: Well, sir, perhaps I could combine them to be a sort of... fighting naturalist, like you, sir.

Blakeney: Should you really be getting up, sir?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: Mr Blakeney, are you also a doctor?
Blakeney: No, sir.
Dr. Stephen Maturin: No, you're not.

Captain's not called Lucky-Jack for no reason.

Joseph Nagle, Carpenter's Mate

1st Lt. Tom Pullings: He would always say: "Never mind the maneuvers, just go straight out!"

Calamy, Midshipman: Excuse me, sir, but Mr. Blankeney said that you served under Lord Nelson at the Nile.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Indeed. I was a young lieutenant, not much older than you are now. And Mr. Pullings... Mr.P ullings was a sniveling midshipman... still yearning for hearth and home.

But we have no alternative... we must turn and fight! He must have been hiding in some inlet and waited until we passed!

1st Lt. Tom Pullings

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