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|Admiral Horatio Nelson|
"When he tried to obtain compensation for his lost eye, Nelson was told that no money could be paid without a surgeon's certificate. Annoyed by this petty bureaucracy, since his wounds were well known, Nelson nevertheless obtained the necessary documentation. As a precaution, he asked the surgeon to make out second certificate attesting to the obvious loss of his arm. He presented the eye certificate to the clerk, who paid out the appropriate sum, commenting on the smallness of the amount. "Oh, this is only for an eye," said Nelson. "In a few days I'll come back for an arm, and probably, in a little longer, for a leg." Later that week he returned to the office and solemnly handed over the second certificate."
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