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Lt. William Bush (Character)
from Hornblower: Mutiny (2001) (TV)

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Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: Gentlemen, we will raise our objective within two days. It will be identified by a fortress on a hill overlooking a large bay.
[Hornblower leaves the quarterdeck]
Lt. Crystal: A fortress... and a wind before morning. Huh! Heat's gone to his head.
Lt. William Bush: Well, I think he knows more than he's saying.
Lt. Crystal: Perhaps you'd care to take a wager on it, Mr. Bush?
Lt. William Bush: How much can you afford?
Lt. Crystal: Five shillings that says no wind and ten shillings that we don't sight any fortress.
Lt. William Bush: Done!

Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: Mr. Bush, here are the keys to my dispatch box containing the Admiralty's orders. If I'm not back aboard by midnight, you will assume command.
Lt. William Bush: Not back on board, sir? But you said they were on our side!
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: War breeds strange allies, Mr. Bush

[Hornblower informs his officers of the approach of a Spanish ship-of-the-line]
2nd Lt. Gerard: A sixty gunner! What do you suppose he's up to?
Lt. Crystal: We don't clear the bay, I'll wager we're all dead before morning.
Lt. William Bush: How much can you afford this time?
Lt. Crystal: Twenty shillings.
Lt. William Bush: Done! Where shall I send the money if you win?

Midshipman Longley: What if the Spanish attack while we're at anchor?
Lt. William Bush: The Lydia'd be blown to bits... and I'd lose twenty shillings.

Lt. William Bush: Well, I expected to lose my leg, sir, but not all the way up to the neck.

Lt. William Bush: It is the captain's wish, Your Ladyship, that from now on you and your maid remain below.
Lady Barbara Wellesley: [to Hornblower] Can two women really be so distracting, Captain?
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: May I remind you that my men have been continously at sea for eight months?
Lady Barbara Wellesley: [as Hornblower begins to walk away] Oh, Captain!
[He stops and turns to her]
Lady Barbara Wellesley: And how long have you been at sea?
Capt. Horatio Hornblower, R.N: [Hornblower turns to walk away, stops, and clears his throat] Ha-Hmmm!
[He continues to walk away]


Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001) (TV)
4th Lt. Archie Kennedy: I remember when you used to be scared of heights, Mr. Hornblower.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: [Looking at the height he must descend from] Nothing's changed, Mr. Kennedy.
2nd Lt. Bush: They say one must always do what one dislikes.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: [Nervously] Oh, yes?
2nd Lt. Bush: When I was a boy, I had to eat turnips.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: Eat them now, do you?
2nd Lt. Bush: [after Hornblower begins his descent] Never touch 'em.
[Smiles]

2nd Lt. Bush: I know what happens when metal overheats. My uncle was a blacksmith.
3rd Lt. Horatio Hornblower: I believe they call it the co-efficient expansion, sir.
2nd Lt. Bush: Oh. I call it bloody dangerous.


Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003) (TV)
Lieutenant Bush: [Mr. Bush has noticed that there is no mention of Horatio's smothering the fuse of a cannon ball] Sir, I hope you will not fail to mention the incident.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: It has been recorded in the log.
Lieutenant Bush: [reading] A five inch shot, fired from shore, landed on deck and failed to explode. Sir, that is not what happened.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Was not a five inch shot fired from shore?
Lieutenant Bush: Yes, sir.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Did it not land on deck?
Lieutenant Bush: Well, yes sir but...
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Did it perhaps explode without my noticing?
Lieutenant Bush: No, sir.
Commander Horatio Hornblower: Then my report is accurate.