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By Patrick O'Brian

ISBN-10: 0393339335

ISBN-13: 9780393339338

To the satisfaction of hundreds of thousands of Patrick O'Brian enthusiasts, here's the ultimate, partial installment of the Aubrey/Maturin sequence, for the 1st time in paperback.Blue on the Mizzen (novel #20) ended with Jack Aubrey getting the scoop, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. the following novel, unfinished and untitled on the time of the author's dying, may were the chronicle of that undertaking, and masses else along with. the 3 chapters left on O'Brian's table are awarded right here either in revealed version-including his corrections to the typescript-and a facsimile of his manuscript, which fits numerous pages past the top of the typescript to incorporate a duel among Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer who's dating his fianc?e. in fact we'd quite have had the entire tale; as a substitute we now have this evidence that O'Brian's powers of statement, his humor, and his figuring out of his characters have been undiminished to the top.

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Dearest S a m , you have not changed,' said J a c k as they clasped hands. T h e n S a m knelt and patted his father's feet, a gesture as natural as the sun. T h e n S t e p h e n led his m e n forward, and they all kissed the Legate's ring. 'We must go,' said S a m , lifting his ear to a distant bell. ' 'I shall look forward to it extremely,' said J a c k , and he went below while he could still do so with a d e c e n t composure. 42 IN THE CLOSE-PACKED c o m m u n i t y that made up the crew of a man-of-war there was extremely little privacy: they ate, slept, washed, relieved themselves in pub­ lic; in public they were flogged, unless they happened to be officers - and in that case a severe admonition was very soon made known throughout the ship.

J u s t look out my ribbon of the Bath, will you? ' 'Beg pardon, sir,' said the officer of the watch. ' Very true. H e r barge was lowered down in a c o m m e n d a b l e fashion and manned: her acting-captain took his place by the midshipman in the stern. T h e y pulled across with a particular a c c u r a c y o f stroke and the coxswain brought her kissing alongside with barely an impact. Captain S i m m o n s c a m e aboard nimbly in spite of his packet 5 2 of letters. H e saluted the quarterdeck and said, 'Good morning, sir.

Health. ' Wantage, who was fluent in the language, made as though to answer, but Stephen c h e c k e d him. 'I am the surgeon of this ship, sir,' he said in Latin. 'Dr Maturin, at your service. I do not have the pleasure of speaking Portuguese, but I should be happy to answer any questions you choose to ask in Latin. And so will my colleague, Dr J a c o b . ' Dr Quental put as good a face on it as he could, and with more ease than the company expected he repeated a list o f disorders by class: 'Exanthematicfi Critici} Phlogisticïï VitiaY Dolorosa Quietales?

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