The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
"I have no desire to speak to any of you again," the captain continued. "Mr. Hollybrass here, as first mate, shall be my voice. So too, Mr. Keetch as second mate. Separation makes for an honest crew. An honest crew makes a fair voyage. A fair voyage brings a profit, and profit, my good gentleman, doth turn the world. (3.38)
No, we shall have no democracy here. No parliaments. No congressmen. There's but one master on this ship, and that is me. (3.39)
"A ship, Miss Doyle...is a nation of its own."
"The nations of the earth, Miss Doyle, they have kings and emperors..."
"And presidents," I added, loyal American that I was.
"Yes, and presidents. But when a ship is upon the sea, there's but one who rules. As God is to his people, as king to his nation, as father to his family, so is captain to his crew. Sheriff. Judge and jury. He is all." (4.26-4.30)