for his sin of omission, after reading the following passage on page 10 of "Blue At The Mizzen" (Jack has just ordered to have a reliable seaman accompany a young midshipmen to see the Admiral):
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"Bonden's name had been in his throat and the checking of it caused an oddly searing pain: so many shipmates gone, but never a one to touch him for true worth."
Thank you, Mr. O'Brian.