Now there's no need for that I know exactly what hell tell
you. Lies! He was no different than any officer in the wardroom -- they
were all disloyal, I tried to run the ship properly by the book but they
fought me at every turn. If the crew wanted to walk around with their
shirttails hanging out that's all right let them take the tow line. Defective
equipment no more no less, but they encouraged the crew to go around scoffing
at me and spreading wild rumors about steaming and circles. And then old
yellow stain. I was to blame for Lt. Merrick's incompetence and poor seamanship.
Lt. Merrick was the perfect officer but not Captain Queeg.
Ah, but the strawberries! That's where I had them. They laughed at me
and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with
geometric logic, that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox did exist!
And I'd have produced that key if they hadn't pulled Caine out of action!
I-I-I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officer
Naturally, I can only cover these things from memory if I've left anything
out, why, just ask me specific questions and I'll be glad to answer
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