The Opinion of the People in Paimpol and Leon
My assistant, a sailor from Brittany, was at my desk fixing my papers when I asked him:
–Well, what is your opinion?
–Captain, said he, I agree with the crew …
–And what does the crew think?
–Captain, the crew … they think that the Americans are renegades, but that the Spaniards are not far behind.
As he rumbled along, he showed his contempt for Spain.
He was precise and simple!