Aside from that though Fritz had a spooky knack for knowing what the Captain was thinking it seemed. If ever we was wondering what was going to happen next we would go to Fritz and say "Well now Fritz what's the Old Man going to do about thus and such?" and he would say "Yah, vell I sink he vill... " and what ever he said was always dead on. If he was ever wrong about the Captain I never knew of it.
- James Cullen, Remembrances of Eight years before the Mast, 1834.