He wanted to find out about the madman in the woods as quickly as possible, to check if there ever really had been a Captain Flume, but his first chore, he recalled with reluctance, was to appease Corporal Whitcomb for neglecting to delegate enough responsibility to him.
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The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
If I fail English because I didn’t do my homework, there will be no appeasing my mother.