Today, senor, through your own heedlessness you were bitten by a venomous snake.
If you are not with us in this thing, then, senor, here we must remain.
It was eleven o'clock in the morning, Senor Speranza was in bed and could not be disturbed.
"Fortuna de guerra, senor capitan," said he in fluent Spanish.
"A hand grenade, Senor," he said in wholly unnatural levity.
I am offering you, Senor, the position of the absolute ruler of your nation.
And I ask you, Senor, where else did you expect to be but on board my ship and at sea?
“I have no fault to find with the accommodation, Senor,” I replied.
“My ship and my goods are at your disposal, Senor,” he replied.
Then, after a time: 'Senor officer, what will your Government do with me?'