An old, wise sailor on the Indomitable, who had fought valiantly under Admiral Nelson. His years of experience have given him wisdom, and Billy seeks advice from him several times. He tells Billy to beware of Claggart, who is "down on" Billy, but Billy doesn't believe the Dansker. The Dansker does not otherwise intervene.
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...bag incorrectly. Troubled by this, Billy went to an older sailor for advice, known as the Dansker . This sailor had served under Admiral Nelson and had gotten a scar from boarding... (full context)