Max Pirkis: Blakeney, Midshipman
Dr. Stephen Maturin : Mr Blakeney, it would appear that you have the makings of a naturalist.
Blakeney : Well, sir, perhaps I could combine them to be a sort of... fighting naturalist, like you, sir.
Dr. Stephen Maturin : They don't combine too well, I find. Right...
[about to get up even though he's still recovering from injury]
Blakeney : Should you really be getting up, sir?
Dr. Stephen Maturin : Mr Blakeney, are you also a doctor?
Blakeney : No, sir.
Dr. Stephen Maturin : No, you're not.
Capt. Jack Aubrey : I'm sorry you had to leave the majority of your collection behind, Stephen.
Dr. Stephen Maturin : In actual fact, Mr. Blakeney and I did make one very interesting find.
[Hands Jack a small stick of wood]
Capt. Jack Aubrey : Is that right?
[looks at it]
Capt. Jack Aubrey : Let me guess: a stick?
[Stephen chuckles and hands him a magnifying glass. Jack looks at the stick through the glass, then squints in wonder]
Dr. Stephen Maturin : Tell him about it, Mr. Blakeney.
Blakeney : It's a rare phasmid, sir.
Capt. Jack Aubrey : A phasmid?
Blakeney : It's an insect that disguises itself as a stick, to confuse its predators.