Robert Louis Stevenson quote about speech from Treasure Island - The captain has said too much or he has said too little, and I'm bound to say that I require an explanation of his words.
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The captain has said too much or he has said too little, and I'm bound to say that I require an explanation of his words.
 Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (1883). copy citation

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Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Source Treasure Island
Topic speech words explanation
Date 1883
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/120/120-h/120-h.htm

Context

“«Possibly, sir, you may not like your employer, either?» says the squire.
But here Dr. Livesey cut in.
«Stay a bit,» said he, «stay a bit. No use of such questions as that but to produce ill feeling. The captain has said too much or he has said too little, and I'm bound to say that I require an explanation of his words. You don't, you say, like this cruise. Now, why?»
«I was engaged, sir, on what we call sealed orders, to sail this ship for that gentleman where he should bid me,» said the captain. «So far so good.” source

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