Heart of Oak: The Bolitho Novels #27 by Alexander Kent

By Alexander Kent

The battle with France led to 1818 and Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward. he's despatched to North Africa on a diplomatic undertaking to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a convey of unity. He is familiar with he's lucky—the voyage can be easy—but Adam longs for an opportunity to marry the attractive Lowenna and cool down at the Bolitho property in Cornwall. as an alternative he needs to care for the envy and ambition of his officials, hidden agendas between his males, and the previous enemy’s proximity. Then the Nautilus turns into a sacrificial supplying, and the quest is on for a treacherous foe. unexpectedly each guy needs to notice for himself even if the brotherhood of the ocean can go beyond outdated hatreds and an ocean of blood.

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But the Yun-ho of the present moment cared not at all. Every book he opened smelled like mildew. Each volume felt thick and heavy and his arms began to ache. But Yun-ho knew this was only the beginning. The gun might be in the very last of these hundreds of books. Yun-ho moved the ladder and began rummaging through the books on the next shelf. Suddenly Chi-so˘p’s face came to mind. Yun-ho had been going astray ever since Chi-so˘p was dismissed. Yun-ho’s father didn’t realize this. Yun-ho had liked Chi-so˘p.

He took into account the status of U˘n-hu˘i’s father, and the effect on him and his own father if he were to do something stupid with her. If In-gyu hadn’t been so completely calculating, Yun-ho might have forgiven him. Yun-ho’s father knew nothing. From the time he had dismissed Chi-so˘p, Yun-ho had taken the wrong path. With the college prep exam just a few days away Yun-ho had been given one final test by the experts. No one took this preliminary entrance exam lightly. Because this exam, which qualified a person to enter college, had a bearing on which university a student was qualified to attend.

Her voice sounded louder than she had intended. “Go ahead, then. You have him do it and see what happens,” said the woman from the house in back. “Thank you, we will,” Shin-ae said as she closed the vent window. She emerged from the kitchen and stepped down to the yard. In the sunshine stood the faucet, bone dry. There wasn’t a drop of moisture in the house. Out she went. But it was the strangest thing. No one was there. The dwarf was nowhere to be seen. As Shin-ae walked up the alley she looked toward the side street that connected with the main street.

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