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By Dudley Pope

A sinking British send, her workforce and passengers—men and ladies alike—ruthlessly murdered by the hands of a French privateer. this can be the nightmare Ramage and the staff of the Calypso bump into whereas engaged in a sweep for freebooters within the waters off Jamaica. Supported via his males in a thirst for righteous vengeance, Ramage units sail to deliver the murderers to justice.

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One—the nearest, Mr Orsini says—is a service provider send. the opposite is smaller … fore- and aft-rigged … less free-board, gigantic sweep to her sheer …” Wagstaffe stated, yet a couple of moments later the lookout used to be hailing back. “Deck there … the smaller ship’s a schooner and she’s getting lower than manner. The service provider ship’s backing and filling as if there’s nobody on the helm, so Mr Orsini says, sir. ” From the instant the lookout had shouted down “… either lying-to …” Ramage had recognized what used to be going to keep on with, and he grew to become to Aitken, who had simply moved quickly up, buckling on his sword, and informed him: “Fine at the larboard bow, a privateer schooner has stuck a service provider send. She sighted us simply as we observed her, and now she’s getting less than manner. ” The masthead lookout hailed back: “Deck there! Schooner’s guidance a few issues to starboard of our direction, sir, however the service provider ship’s swung so everything’s aback. ” Ramage observed Baker and Kenton hurry as much as the quarterdeck and report back to Aitken, who got here up and acknowledged officially: “The ship’s corporation at quarters, sir: do you need the weapons loaded and run out? ” “Not in the intervening time. ” And the following used to be Jackson along with his sword and a pistol. Ramage became whereas Jackson clipped at the slings of the scabbard, after which took the pistol and clipped it into his waistbelt. Now Southwick was once reporting the wind freshening, and one more look confirmed los angeles Créole was once within the similar place within the frigate’s wake, heeling extra now. there has been no probability, Ramage learned bitterly, of her overhauling that privateer schooner out sooner than them. it'd be darkish in six hours, and the outdated asserting that “a stern chase is an extended chase” used to be especially true. And he was once not likely to threat splitting his tiny strength at this degree. but such used to be the contradictory nature of guys, if he had advised them that they might quickly be going into motion, with the inevitable corollary that a few of them will be killed and others will be badly wounded and maimed for all times, in order that Bowen must observed off limbs with the sufferers biting a bit of wooden and befuddled with rum to aid them endure the ache, they'd have cheered him. as an alternative he could quickly be telling them that except anything totally unexpected occurred, there will be no motion this day, and they'd groan with real unhappiness. “Deck there! The schooner has tacked as much as the nor’-east, sir. ” And in part an hour, Ramage notion bitterly, she’ll tack back, steadily operating herself good as much as windward, figuring out no square-rigged send like a frigate may possibly get close to her and certain that no schooner to this point to leeward could ever capture her up. by way of dusk she’ll be out of sight, and the Calypso’s log will notice that she used to be “last visible within the south-east quadrant. ” by means of now, because the Calypso labored her technique to windward, occasional spray flying over the fo’c’s’le like a heavy bathe of rain, the service provider ship’s hull was once commencing to elevate over the curvature of the earth, the road of her deck simply now obvious within the telescope however the remainder of her hull nonetheless under the horizon.

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