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Satisfaction – “Mr Midshipman Hornblower” – C.S. Forester

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Leadership

“That is an insulting remark, Mr Simpson,” he said. He looked round and met the eyes of Chalk and Caldwell, who were suddenly grave; Simpson was still merely stupid. “For that I shall have to ask satisfaction.”

“Satisfaction?” said Chalk hastily. “Come, come. Mr Simpson had a momentary loss of temper. I am sure he will explain.”

“I have been accused of cheating at cards,” said Hornblower. “That is a hard thing to explain away.”

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