The person he was speaking to told the captain to stand by.
I'd like to be able to tell the captain about that, too, she thought.
"Would you mind telling the captain that I want to see him very particularly?"
Two days in the water, they told the captain, ought to do the business.
Have him tell the captain of my ship to get things ready.
"I still have a few questions I'd like to ask about you two," she told the captain.
"Do you recall what I told your former captain when last we saw each other?"
Tomorrow I'll tell the captain what happened, and you'll back me on it.
"Tell the captain to get us the hell away from here."
"I think we should tell the captain how ill you are."