“The lieutenant won’t last a minute, you know,’ she [Polly] said.
‘Yes, but he won’t lithen, will he?’ said Igorina. ‘I’ll do my betht with my scissorth and needle to make a woman of him, but - ‘
‘Igorina, when it’s you talking about this sort of thing some very strange pictures turn up in my head,’ said Maladict.”
The squad attempts subterfuge. Monstrous Regiment (2003)