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By Patrick O'Brian

ISBN-10: 0393339335

ISBN-13: 9780393339338

To the satisfaction of thousands of Patrick O'Brian lovers, 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 inside track, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. the subsequent novel, unfinished and untitled on the time of the author's dying, may were the chronicle of that venture, and lots more and plenty else in addition to. the 3 chapters left on O'Brian's table are awarded the following either in revealed version-including his corrections to the typescript-and a facsimile of his manuscript, which works a number of pages past the top of the typescript to incorporate a duel among Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer who's relationship his fianc?e. after all we'd really have had the entire tale; as an alternative we now have this facts that O'Brian's powers of remark, his humor, and his knowing of his characters have been undiminished to the tip.

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No: this was a physically far more gorgeous enter­ tainment, a dinner given by the Governor in honour of His Excellency the M o s t Reverend D o c t o r S a m u e l M p u t a (he had kept his mother's n a m e ) , Papal Nuncio to the Republic of the Argentine, whose government he and his allies had undoubtedly saved very recently indeed, when a numerous body of influential moderates, together with their b l a c k followers, had defected from those who were about to break out into open rebellion, and had betrayed their arsenals.

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. ' 'Good morning, S i m m o n s — a very good morning to you — how pleasant to see you again.

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.

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