Bushy Tail

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Bushy Tail

Captain Blood: “Hagthorpe, do we have an English battle flag aboard?”

Hagthorpe: “We have every manner of battle flag, including a lady’s purple petticoat.”

Captain Blood: “Wait. I’ve a better idea: When an English lion sneaks up on French foxes, it does well to wear a bushy tail. Hoist the French flag.”


– Dr. Peter Blood, the climax, at the battle at Port Royal. Captain Blood, Republic Pictures, 1935.