By Dudley Pope

The Calypso and her captain, Lord Nicholas Ramage, enterprise additional into the French-dominated waters of the Mediterranean on an Admiralty undertaking to sink, burn, and smash. Aiming to confuse and distract the enemy, Ramage and his males locate themselves remoted and outnumbered as they tackle the could of Napoleon's fleet.

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Yet for the instant simply Paolo, Rossi and Jackson understood the operating of the lateen rig. The sunlight was once hot. For a couple of minutes the large lateen sail gave a few colour on one facet; then the Passe Partout needed to tack back, zigzagging in the course of the convoy as Ramage watched for the slightest shift in wind path that will provide the Passe Partout a bonus within the fight to overcome as much as the Magpie. The privateer used to be a puzzle. Ramage had anticipated her to swoop at the rear ships, those correct on the stern of the convoy and hence lifeless to windward of the Calypso, however the schooner used to be easily tacking backward and forward around the wake of the convoy, as though biding her time. Had her grasp a greater plan? Ramage notion for a number of moments, placing himself within the place of the grasp of the British privateer without notice discovering a French convoy escorted through one frigate. He may opt for the most important send, yet she was once the Sarazine and the closest to the frigate. rather well, he may stay up for darkness. paintings his means around the convoy—not tricky with a following wind—and sneak in quietly to board within the darkness, having the Sarazine captured and crusing out of the convoy sooner than the Calypso may perhaps do whatever. If the frigate attempted to recapture the Sarazine, then the Magpie may board one other merchantman, placed a prize staff on board and sail her out of the convoy. Ramage knew that if he commanded the Magpie he could try out for 3 prizes and wish to escape with , watching for the 3rd to be recaptured via the frigate. meanwhile the Passe Partout needed to paintings her approach as much as windward and get shut sufficient to the Magpie to set up conversation. yet how? in the interim the schooner was once staying some distance adequate astern of the convoy for the Passe Partout, if she may well simply get shut sufficient to the Magpie, to hoist a white flag with none of the French ships seeing it. may the Magpie imagine it a seize? hardly ever, simply because there has been no manner a bit tartane in open water in shiny sunshine may perhaps seize a heavily-armed privateer schooner. A pity service provider ships and privateers didn't have the Navy’s numerary code, simply because then Ramage might hoist a sequence of numbers which the Magpie might learn out of the sign booklet as a message. back he nodded to Rossi, who had spent the final sector of an hour on the helm; back the Italian leaned opposed to the tiller; back the Passe Partout’s bow swung around the horizon, to place the wind at the different facet and produce the lateen backyard slamming throughout as she tacked. Martin, Orsini and Jackson have been busy with the swivels. that they had chanced on ten around shot for every of them and a copper-lined half-cask of powder within the locker ahead of the master’s cabin jam-packed with cartridges. The wads have been damp, so Martin had unfold them out within the solar to dry earlier than loading the weapons. a number of items of slowmatch have been additionally putting as much as dry like lengths of stiff line—the weapons have been fired via slowmatch wound around lin-stocks; no longer for them the worry (and price! ) of flintlocks. Nor, from what Martin suggested, the posh of unpolluted barrels: the bores of them all have been rusted, they usually had hassle unblocking the touch-hole of the ahead one at the starboard aspect.

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