"as the breadfruit said to Captain Bligh"
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Mutiny on the Bounty
Public DomainMutiny on the Bounty

William Bligh was captain of the ill-fated HMS Bounty.  She had been commissioned to convey breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the West Indies, where it was hoped they might provide a cheap food source for slaves.

After departing Tahiti, master's mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny and took command of the ship, leaving Bligh and 18 loyal crew adrift in a launch.

The breadfruit plants can be seen in the picture.