Lord Nelson is on his flagship HMS Victory and from the crow’s nest comes the shout “Spanish galleon on the starboard bow!”
Nelson says to his cabin boy,
Go to my cabin, lad, and bring me my red coat then if I am wounded in battle the crew will not see my blood and will carry on fighting.
Suddenly the cry comes from the crow’s nest,
“Another fifty Spanish galleons on the starboard bow!”
Nelson shouts down to his cabin boy
“Bring my brown cords while you’re down there!”