Ramage's Challenge (The Lord Ramage Novels) (Volume 15)

By Dudley Pope

Admiralty spies are attempting to find British officials and allies trapped at the mainland, between them Ramage's past love, Gianna, the Marchesa di Volterra. Ramage returns to the Tuscan coast, the place Bonaparte holds a bunch of hostages for an unknown fate.

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By Dudley Pope

Admiralty spies are attempting to find British officials and allies trapped at the mainland, between them Ramage's past love, Gianna, the Marchesa di Volterra. Ramage returns to the Tuscan coast, the place Bonaparte holds a bunch of hostages for an unknown fate.

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What percentage? ” Rossi lurched and Orsini grabbed his arm to avoid him falling. “I’ll clarify after we wake up to Punta Nera. ” “Are the hostages there? ” “No … only a small garrison …” At that second Orsini felt a curious dampness soaking via Rossi’s sleeve. “You’re wounded! the following, allow me glance! ” “It’s not anything and it’s too darkish to see,” Rossi stated hurriedly. “Come on, we’ve received to come back to the cutter. The hostages aren’t there; that’s what concerns. We’ll discover the place they went sooner than we depart the city.

The 3 of them remembered their short remain at Orbetello, they usually exclaimed whilst Ramage confirmed how the northern causeway resulted in Santo Stefano, whereas the southern curved around to Porto Ercole. Then Ramage mentioned the forts, equipped via the Aragonese even ahead of the fortezza at Santo Stefano. “Forte della Stella, alongside this tune, a long way south of the port, continues to be in fine condition and liveable. in truth, it most likely has a French garrison since it instructions the method of the port.

I may hand you over to the garrison and make Kenton the 1st lieutenant! although, if the hostages aren’t there, then we get offended with the garrison, blame the commandant of the castle at Santo Stefano for giving us flawed details, and wish the commandant right here at Castello really is aware the place they're. That means we’ll keep ourselves having to go looking from now on. I don’t really are looking to march as much as each fortress within the Tyrrhenian Sea. aside from Pianosa, that's very flat, the remaining are very mountainous.

And that’s simply what either girls could say. The Marchesa felt it her accountability to return to her humans within the state of Volterra, even if you and your father warned her of the hazards from Bonaparte’s police. girl Sarah was once, I’m completely convinced, happy with having helped you catch the Murex and get away from Brest. That used to be her duty—to her husband and to her kingdom. Noblesse oblige, they name it, sir. ” “You speak up a gale of wind,” Ramage acknowledged bitterly, “but it doesn’t convey ‘em again. ” Southwick checked out him squarely, the grandfather chatting with his grandson.

Sir Henry famous it as a remark, now not a question. “Not that many wives,” he acknowledged bleakly. “Mine, the Earl of Innes’s, the opposite admirals’ (tho’ i feel Admiral Keeler doesn’t consider the separation as strongly because the remainder of us), and the other halves of the Marquis, our Earls, and the Viscount. ” “But now not common Cargill’s spouse? ” Ramage requested conscientiously. “He’s no longer married—or, no less than, his spouse wasn’t with him whilst he was once arrested,” Sir Henry acknowledged. “Odd, I don’t understand needless to say even if he’s married or no longer.

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