By Dewey Lambdin
Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18-gun sloop. Lewrie sails into Corsica simply to obtain wonderful orders: he needs to trap his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into conflict and in my opinion strike the malevolent spymaster dead. With Horatio Nelson as his squadron commander on one hand and a luscious courtesan who spies for the French at the different, Lewrie needs to pull out all of the stops if he'll reside as much as his personal attractiveness and produce glory to the British Royal army.
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Then, he sailed off the desktop into space. ”, asked his cat gods just what the odds were 34 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures he’d not come another cropper. Or how large a fool he was going to look in a few seconds. There was a bit of midair scrambling, trying to climb the sheet of paper’s front end as it collapsed beneath him and went sailing off on its own course of perversely cruel abandonment. ” he grunted as he landed, immediately slinking off to starboard, into the shadows where the brace of candles on the desk and the gently swinging pewter lanthorns overhead could not shed light on his humiliation.
Laid over slightly “downhill” from horizontal, on the larboard tack, the silky surface became a greased slipway. Toulon sat down on his haunches, as if that might help. Surely, sitting still meant still, right? Then, he sailed off the desktop into space. ”, asked his cat gods just what the odds were 34 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures he’d not come another cropper. Or how large a fool he was going to look in a few seconds. There was a bit of midair scrambling, trying to climb the sheet of paper’s front end as it collapsed beneath him and went sailing off on its own course of perversely cruel abandonment.
Hyde. ” “Half dozen d’livered, sir,” Cony announced. “Thankee, Mister Cony. I trust that’ll be all,” Alan told him sternly; though he could not quite resist a tug at the corner of his mouth, the constriction of one eyelid in a surreptitious wink. Which gesture was answered in kind, as Cony doffed his cocked hat. From time immemorial, boys had been beaten to make them mind, or learn. Boys at sea, more than most, to drive their lessons home. It was a harsh world at sea, and it was better to be harsh right off, than watch the chubs get themselves maimed or killed, or hazard the ship, through inattention, ignorance, or skylarking.
A King's Commander: The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures #7 (Bk. 7) by Dewey Lambdin