The bewhiskered individual, who looked like a Scotsman, had the Teutonic name of Von Blix, and spoke with a strong American accent.
Von Blix was rough and boorish, but Tudor was gracefully easy in everything he did, or looked, or said.
Part of them, under the leadership of Tudor, were to go up the Balesuna and penetrate the mountainous heart of Guadalcanar, while the Martha, under Von Blix, sailed away for Malaita to put through similar exploration.
Tudor and Von Blix looked triumphantly at each other.
"Old Wheatsheaf's yarn was true, then," Tudor said, and Von Blix nodded.
"Von Blix befriended him and was told the secret." He turned and addressed Sheldon.
Then he addressed Von Blix. "As to the boys, you couldn't use them farther than Binu, and I'll lend you as many as you want as far as that.
"And you should be able to start day after to-morrow," Von Blix said to him.
"If I did," she retorted, "Von Blix wouldn't be finicky about my joining in the cruise to Malaita."
"Oh, old Von Blix is all right, a solid sort of chap in his fashion; but Tudor is fly-away--too much on the surface, you know.
says: "What he said did not represent the reality." And on the ex-Prime Minister's evidence to back joining US President George W Bush in the 2003 invasion, the now-retired Mr Blix
tells BBC1's Panorama, Iraq: The Final Judgement: "Many people bring themselves to believe something they want to believe."