Not one of us has any money, and we are all in debt to that staff-captain whom you saw there.
"I know that, my friend, I know that without your telling me," said the staff-captain.
The first soldier the staff-captain questioned reassured him.
The staff-captain did not understand these subtleties, shook his head, and smiled slyly.
His elder brother had entered the same service as his father, the other brother was a staff-captain of engineers.
I wish I were a staff-captain instead of a bloody lootenant.
One of the things we need on this ship is a staff-captain, to take over the management of the personnel.
“She lives near my quarters; she is the daughter of a sailor,” replied the staff-captain.
I asked the staff-captain, seizing him by the arm, and involuntarily rejoicing.
“We are going to stay here if you will have us,” said the staff-captain.