"What if there are thirty of them? No plan we concoct here could deal with that. You're gambling with your life for a hundred crowns. I don't mind trying to pretend I'm someone I'm not, but I still think that without scouting ahead, we have no idea what we're getting in to.
"If, once we've worked out that we can handle whoever is down there, we decide that Harbull and I should present ourselves - a highly unlikely story, by the way - then I'll gladly do so.
"So, if no one else wants to scout, I'll bloody do it. I'm not going in there unprepared if I don't have to!"