• ...looking angrily at the wombat: and a moment later, 'Come now, Stephen, this is coming it pretty high: your brute is eating my hat.' 'So he is, too,' said Dr. Maturin. 'But do not be perturbed, Jack; it will do him no harm, at all. His digestive processes--

    Patrick O'Brian (2011). “The Fortune of War (Vol. Book 6) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)”, p.9, W. W. Norton & Company