By Dewey Lambdin
Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18-gun sloop. Lewrie sails into Corsica in simple terms to obtain extraordinary orders: he needs to entice his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into conflict and in my view 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 the entire stops if he'll stay as much as his personal popularity and produce glory to the British Royal army.
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Unfortunately, the black-and-white catling landed on a sheet of folio paper atop that bee’s-waxed and polished cherry surface. He and the paper skidded to starboard. And digging in his claws didn’t help a bit! 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.
Andrews could read and write, even then, had skills enough to make ordinary seaman, and had been rated able before they’d paid off. Alan wasn’t even sure that Andrews was his real name, but that was the one he was known by at the Admiralty, never a place to be picky about a volunteer seaman’s antecedents. His recent history had been merchant service, a summer in the Portugee fisheries off the Grand Banks, then a spell ashore as house servant and valet to a retired Liverpool merchant captain; but that fellow had passed over recently, and he’d lost his comfortable shore position.
It might be tarpaulin weather by noon of the next day. This could not last; night winds always waned a little after sundown—but at least they remained steady. . a spell o’ calm an’ drizzle by dawnin’. ” He shrugged. ” Lewrie smiled. “I’d say this’ll blow out in an hour’r two, sir,” Buchanon said with a rueful wince, forced to have an opinion. After a long minute spent gnawing a corner of his lips, and much sniffing and probing at the skies with his nose. “Best we enjoy it, while we can. . a swing o’ th’ wind back toward west-sou’west.
A King's Commander: The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures #7 (Bk. 7) by Dewey Lambdin