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Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies (Hornblower Saga) by C. S. Forester

By C. S. Forester

Those exciting stories of high-seas event within the Napoleonic period, which Winston Churchill stumbled on "vastly entertaining" and Ernest Hemingway instructed to "every literate I know", are being eagerly embraced via a brand new iteration of readers. again Bay takes excitement in reissuing those vintage stories in good-looking new alternate paperback editions.
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-- Readers and booksellers who recognize Patrick O'Brian's novels get pleasure from gaining knowledge of this "new" sequence of nautical event tales.

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Company. who are most deeply interested on the occasion, is the mObt fervent hope of him who has the honour to be, sir, " Your most faithful and obliged serv·ant, Captain Ellison sailed from St. Helena O,N the 1st of June, and arrived safely in the Downs, with the whole of his convoy, nothing particular having occurred on the passage, on the 2d of August. Having duly announced his arrival to the Admiralty, he received, in answer, the following letter of thanks, from Sir Evan Nepean:AdliliraltlJ Office, August 5, 1796.

Nd experience he had acquired from us, Russia being then engaged in a war with the Turks, against whom he seemed, by nature, to be a zealous adversary. 'd home, and the Emperor Paul entering intothe vjew~ of Bnonapartc, he retired, and continued in retirement until Russiilo 2g4in made co:nmoll (:au~e with this COUll try . CO}UIERCIAL HINTS, RECOLLECTIONS, &C. 33 NAUTICAL ANECDOTE. the Count de Lille was landed at Yarmouth, from the Freya, Swedish frigate, he was rowed on shore by British sailors; and the count, grateful for the particular attention shewn him, left a purse of fifteen gllineas, for the tars to drink his health.

The Apollo did the same, lIntil she brought the chase abaft the weather quarter ;. and tacked at twelve o'clock. At half-llast twelve, the A polio lJasscd her close to leeward, recciH~d alHl returned her fire, tacked immediately, in a few minutes got close alongside, and engaged her with all sail set, she standing in for Ostend, aIld continuing a running fight. 'When the action had lasted upwards of an hour, Captain Pownall was unfortunately killed by a ball which went through his body.

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