“…For you are to observe that although a protracted voyage may bring about a wonderful increase in sodomitical practices, these are the wounds of Venus herself. A fireship is among us, and her unlucky name is Peggy Barnes.”
-Stephen Maturin, Patrick O’Brian’s Desolation Island
I’m going to start calling people fireships as an insult. It’s amazing. THANKS STEPHEN.
lol Maturin. I read this exact part of the book yesterday.