I was reading this paragraph from this mystery of Agatha Christie And Then There Were None, this small paragraph is there which has no previous resemblance.
By Jove, he'd sailed pretty near the wind once or twice! But he'd always got away with it! There wasn't much he drew the line at really. [...] No,there wasn't much he'd draw the line at. He fancied that he was going to enjoy himself at Soldier Island.
My understanding of the passage:
I don't know what Jove means. The character as mentioned before he has done some deeds in his life which are not quite legal or very dangerous. But he has always got his way around of its consequences. He had done things like that, he does not have a limit for what he would do if money was the reason.
Please tell me where I am wrong or the whole thing means something else. And please ignore if my bad English has offended you, sorry!
From Chapter one and the character introduction of Philip Lombard.