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By Dudley Pope

Admiralty spies are looking for British officials and allies trapped at the mainland, between them Ramage's old flame, Gianna, the Marchesa di Volterra. Ramage returns to the Tuscan coast, the place Bonaparte holds a bunch of hostages for an unknown fate.

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I favor the mosquitoes,” Louis introduced. “With mosquitoes you could placed a jacket over your face and arms, and so they depart within the day. Fleas chew worse, creep in wherever, and shuttle with you. ” “He’s right,” Auguste stated, his voice sonorous. “We anticipate you to check in our choice this night while the citizen basic from Tuscany calls you to his council of struggle. ” “There will be a few beautiful women in Manciano,” Hill speculated. “You by no means be aware of, in those distant cities. ” Louis gave a cynical snigger. “Citizen, a hill city in Tuscany, a marketplace city in Brittany, a wide village recognized for its apples in Cornwall … they're the entire comparable. the entire eligible, single younger women are guarded extra rigorously than emperors shield their treasuries. You omit a name for virginity is extra hugely prized (among the possessors’ mom and dad, besides) than bullion. ” “Well, it’d must be for romance besides, simply because none folks have neighborhood money,” Hill stated unfortunately. “Don’t fear, it’s some distance to Manciano, and by the point we get there you will be extra drawn to napping than flirting with a tender lady’s grandmother, who will at least be dressed from head to toe in black and attempting to promote you wine approximately to show into vinegar. ” “Wait, citizen! ” Auguste stated. “The innovative committee didn't make you a captain to commandeer vinegar within the identify of the Republic, One and Indivisible. No, you're anticipated to commandeer purely strong wine, and first rate bread that has been flooring correctly and isn't so jam-packed with husks it tastes like chewing a broom. the beef, too. clean, no matter if they need to slaughter a beast and the beef continues to be hot after they start to cook dinner it. ” “I’ll do my best,” Gilbert stated wryly, “but i feel you've an exaggerated inspiration of the Republic’s impression between those Tuscan hills. I should still consider rice, or maybe polenta, gentle and soggy, washed down with the wine they have been maintaining to make vinegar. ” Auguste, hitching his musket directly to the opposite shoulder, stated sourly, “To imagine that each guy we left at the back of on board the Calypso envied us, pondering we’d devour like kings and drink like seamen should still. I by no means anticipated that someday I’d be comfortable to come again on board considered one of His Britannic Majesty’s ships in order that i'll have an honest meal …” “My center bleeds for you! ” Gilbert acknowledged dramatically, slapping his chest. “Here you're, seeing new attractions, vacationing one more new state, accumulating dozens extra unbelievable tales to inform your grandchildren, and all you do is bitch. Yes,” Gilbert acknowledged unfortunately, within the voice of a guy gaining knowledge of an uncongenial fact. “I need to admit it. You grumble with the ability and perseverance of an English sailor. ” “And we march with the perseverance of a charcoal burner’s donkey sure for home,” Auguste additional, then certified it with: “Once you’ve obtained him all started. ” At that second Rossi, strolling beside Orsini on the head of the column, pointed up the tune. “Something is coming. you notice the dirt? ” Ramage, having to seem into the glare of the emerging sunlight, pulled down the height of his cap.

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