Patrick O'Brian's 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (Vol. Book PDF

By Patrick O'Brian

ISBN-10: 0393339335

ISBN-13: 9780393339338

To the satisfaction of thousands of Patrick O'Brian enthusiasts, 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 demise, may were the chronicle of that project, and lots more and plenty else along with. the 3 chapters left on O'Brian's table are awarded right here either in revealed version-including his corrections to the typescript-and a facsimile of his manuscript, which matches numerous pages past the tip of the typescript to incorporate a duel among Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer who's relationship his fianc?e. in fact we might fairly have had the complete tale; as an alternative now we have this evidence that O'Brian's powers of remark, his humor, and his figuring out of his characters have been undiminished to the tip.

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Just so. ' 'Indeed you do: thoughtful, contemplative and, as you say dead sober. Now it just happened to cross my mind that was you to take them all to the cathedral, where I have no doubt the Legate will be pontificating, as is but right and proper, and if they were to be perfectly neat, fit to pass an Admiral's inspection, most uncommon solemn and pious, if you understand me, and was they to sing out good and hearty in the right places, it might tend to create a good impression, and persuade his Holiness that we were not all a band of gin-sodden raparees, given over entirely to whoredom and things I do not like even to mention.

In places it was threadbare; and the heap o f clothes had something of the sad, abandoned air so evi­ dent in the second-hand barrows o f M o n m o u t h Street. 'Pass the word for Killick,' called a voice from the quarterdeck, and the cry was repeated until it e c h o e d from the open c h e s t itself. Automatically the steward obeyed. 'Sir,' he said faintly to the towering captain. ' 'Well, sir, in a m a n n e r o f speaking,' said Killick. ' J a c k had never seen his steward so deeply moved.

26 Even if the Surprise, with her singularly fine lines and her thirty-six-gun frigate's towering mainmast, had not been so recognizable to a sailor's eye, her ensign would have identified her almost anywhere in the world, for on reverting to her function as a surveying-vessel under Admiralty c o m m a n d she had also reverted to the white ensign. At Bahia Blanca, their next port of call, Stephen, who was the natural emis­ sary on such occasions, reported the same sullen apathy, no unmingled with a reluc­ tance to sell, exorbitant prices and injurious expressions.

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