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H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3


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On the opening of his third novel in an ongoing journey collection by Patrick O’Brian, Jack Aubrey is cruising off Cape Sicie when his pal Stephen Maturin (extra serenely located in Sussex) is knowledgeable of the Board’s choice concerning Aubrey’s prize cash, taken after victorious engagement with a Spanish squadron at Cape Santa Maria. The cash, 5 million items of eight, shouldn’t be, as is the customized of conflict, to be divided among the many crews of the 4 victorious vessels, however is to be handled as droits of the Crown of England. 5 million kilos is, in any case, 5 million kilos. It will likely be a tough rub for Aubrey, who had counted on that cash to clear his money owed and make himself an appropriate match, however no extra arduous than for Maturin who spends a lot of his free time at Mapes Court docket within the firm of the stunning Sophia Williams, Aubrey’s betrothed. How may Stephen ship the information that may break Sophia’s coronary heart?When Jack docks at Portsmouth, he’s clapped in irons forthwith, and carried off to a sponging home for debtors. Jack is aware of a prisoner can rot in jail, so when Sir Joseph graciously affords him escape aboard the H.M.S. Shock, certain for the East Indies, he makes for the one place the place his unsteady advantage stays intact: the ocean.