He was anxious to make this clear. This had not been a common affair, everything in it had been of the utmost importance, and fortunately he remembered everything. (4.6)
"Who can tell what flattering view he had induced himself to take of his own suicide."
"'Why did he commit the rash act, Captain Marlow – can you think?' asked Jones, pressing his palms together. 'Why? It beats me! Why?'" (6.11-2)
"'Why are we tormenting that young chap?' he asked. This question chimed in so well to the tolling of a certain thought of mine that, with the image of the absconding renegade in my eye, I answered at once, 'Hanged if I know, unless it be that he lets you.'" (6.13)