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Thread #33289   Message #973636
Posted By: toadfrog
27-Jun-03 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O'Briens Desolation Island
That other thread may be correct about Bligh, who knows? But it seems to assume that because he was a remarkably able sailor (which no one denies) he could not possibly have been an S.O.B. as well. Doesn't follow. Exceptionally able people are often S.O.B.'s. It shouldn't even be necessary to cite examples.