By C. S. Forester
Pressured to give up his send, the Sutherland, after an extended and bloody conflict, Captain Horatio Hornblower now bides his time as a prisoner in a French castle. inside of days he and his first lieutenant, Bush, who used to be crippled within the final struggle, are to be taken to Paris to be attempted on trumped-up fees of violating the legislation of warfare, and most likely completed as a part of Napoleon's try and rally the warweary empire in the back of him. no matter if Hornblower escapes this destiny and someway unearths his as far back as England, he'll face court-martial for his quit of a British send. As fears for his lifestyles and his attractiveness compete in his brain with concerns approximately his pregnant spouse and his in all likelihood widowed lover, the indomitable captain imetierntly awaits the opportunity to make his subsequent movement.
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