THE CORAL ISLAND Quote #3

From Chapter Three:

“‘You shall be king, Jack; Ralph, prime minister, and I shall be–‘
‘The court jester,’ interrupted Jack.
‘No,’ reported Peterkin, ‘I have no title at all. I shall merely accept a highly responsible situation under government … I’m fond of having an enormous salary and nothing to do.'”

– R. M. Ballantyne, The Coral Island