By David Donachie
The long-awaited go back of the Bucephalas to the protection of the Cinque Ports is interrupted via a disastrous engagement within the Channel. The looming form of a merchantman becalmed in fog provides a nearly impossible to resist attract. yet for Harry Ludlow and his battle-weary team, the pursuit of 1 final effortless prize ends up in a determined struggle.
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The mere invitation should suffice for that. Ask Willerby to get some toasted cheese going. And tell him I want the smell of it to spread right across the deck. ” A GAME OF BONES 51 Following behind, James heard Harry’s next words to Pender. “If we can get him away, don’t offer those Methodists a drink. ” He couldn’t help smiling. Though it would very probably fail, such a turn of mind, and the way he’d displayed it to Pender, was very like the Harry Ludlow of old. The wind had hitherto favoured them, but it swung round to the north-west during the night, forcing Rykert to proceed at Harry’s pace.
It was Henry who replied to that, an older, more frail version of his son, shaking his head in a way that swung his now fleshy jowls. “Now there’s something to mull on. I don’t care for paper, sir. 60 T H E P R I V AT E E R S M A N M Y S T E R I E S And neither will the nation. ” “Most of the damage to the upperworks can be left,” said Harry, to Balthazar, as if old Adams hadn’t spoken. “I need that hole below the waterline plugged, or better still repaired, and I’ll stand as much scraping as you can manage between tides.
Illingworth answered when Harry, seemingly in some kind of trance, failed to respond. ” Was Harry aware that Rykert was looking at him with something bordering on disbelief? Privateers were no more in the charity business than the Royal Navy. They acted from motives that were purely mercenary. The merchant captain, seeing the stare, continued hurriedly. “Captain Ludlow could not know, because of the fog, that I’d already been boarded and taken. The Frenchman, a fellow called Tressoir, pretended that the fight was still in progress by creating a hullabaloo, then used my heavier guns to terrible effect.
A Game of Bones by David Donachie