Hi, First off, "Thank you" to the people who run this forum - I've just found it while looking for my 'problem' - it's great and I hope I can contribute as well as receive. I have a character living in the 1820's, he's seen a lot of battles (Napoleonic wars), and now he's just seen the wreckage of what's left of one of his men and his family. He placed this man and his family in a community to live, yet to feed back information as a sort of long-term spy, to the British Government. My character is obviously upset! "Damn and blast" seems a little anaemic - yet - I don't want to spurge into a cascade of F*****s, d****s, etc. What do you think? I'd like to think that a 14 year old would read my book. I suppose my character could always be struck dumb!