By Dewey Lambdin
Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18-gun sloop. Lewrie sails into Corsica in basic terms to obtain miraculous 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 will reside as much as his personal recognition and produce glory to the British Royal military.
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There was bad weather in the Bay of Biscay, Lewrie was certain, 46 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures some blow responsible for this that they’d soon meet, once they made a cautious offing into the Atlantic. 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.
Here on out, I’ve far too much on my plate, to spare time on diversion. Even a petite and pretty diversion. He shrugged. “Bedtime, Toulon,” he announced in a yawny whisper. He undressed in the dark of the sleeping coach, just abaft the chart space on the starboard side, a canvas and folding partition chamber. He pulled off his own boots, dropped his breeches, and tossed them over the top of a sea chest for Aspinall to stow away in the morning. His “man” had laid out a clean pair of slop trousers, which Alan preferred for undress wear at sea.
But only know de one tune. Dot’un. ” He and Andrews went back a long way, to the Shrike brig, and he had become Lewrie’s coxswain briefly, before she’d paid off 40 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures a fter the war ended. Now he was cox’n, again, in charge of Alan’s gig and crew. Andrews had always been reticent about his past. In the West Indies, Lewrie’d been certain that Andrews in his youth had been a house slave, and a runaway. . Andrews could read and write, even then, had skills enough to make ordinary seaman, and had been rated able before they’d paid off.
A King's Commander: The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures #7 (Bk. 7) by Dewey Lambdin