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Patrick O'Brian (1914–2000), English novelist, best known for the "Aubrey–Maturin" series of historical novels.

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In Master and Commander, why is the cook told to put his pans upside down?

In Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander, during the encounter with the Cacafuego, Aubrey says the following to Ellis: "Cut along to the galley. Tell the cook to put all his dirty pans and coppers ...