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Hornblower and the Hotspur (Hornblower Series) [C. S. Forester] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. April The Peace of Amiens is. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. MacNee (The Avengers and A View to a Kill) is a superb choice to read this ripping yarn—the third in Forester’s. On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch.

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Hornblower and the Hotspur [Hornblower Saga 3]. Hornblower opened his mouth to reply, but no words came; for once in his life his readiness of wit had deserted him.

Hornblower and the Hotspur

It was still not yet full daylight, and there was the usual hint of haze, and Hotspur had left her anchorage half a mile or more astern.

Hornblower felt a burst of shame. That to me is the mark of a great story. As long as you can get that, then the terminology won’t be much of a hindrance.

He had the weather gauge, hotspjr in a moment he could set all sail and come to the wind and stand out to sea, but he did not want to. Preceded by Hornblower in the West Indies.

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George had mild food allergies that kept him feeling unwell, and he needed encouragement to eat. Twice in his life Hornblower had eaten lobster, both occasions being during those bleak bitter days when under the compulsion of hunger and cold he had acted as a professional gambler in the Long Rooms. She hung right in the eye of the wind, and then fell off again two points to port, with every sail a-shiver and every yard of way lost.

He imitates the coloured lights used by the French convoy, and slips in among them. The deck was heaving, but he knew it was not heaving as much as his distorted mind told him it was.

I’d like to pass that fishing-boat close. He could drill his crew and he could take advantage of those exercises to learn all he could about the behaviour of the Hotspur. The second more hearty agreement was called forth when Prowse realised the implications of what Hornblower was saying.


He knew he should never have doubted it, but his memories were two years old and might have been blurred by the passage of time. But Bush was determined to make the Frenchman believe that Hotspur was manned entirely by stoics.

I want a course for Ushant. He had no bacon, no potted meat.

When we come to burn powder at the next exercise I want the men schooled in firing at long range. At this very moment, in the growing dawn, one of the lambs netted down in the boat chocked in the waist emitted a lingering baa-aaa as it woke.

There was the faintest gleam of light through the thick bed curtains, a shuffling step on the oak floor of the bedroom, and a high-pitched female voice. And this carries on, over and over. Hornblower was conscious of Maria’s enquiring glance when the innkeeper asked this question.

The break of the forecastle had been an inspired guess, as anr adjacent to the bos’n’s locker. If you think we might need to communicate with you, please include your email address. Grimes was clearly not a man to do things quickly.

Hornblower and the Hotspur [Hornblower Saga #3]

The Breton captain was not sure. By internal chronology, it is the third in the series, following Lieutenant Hornblower. Mas de algum modo irracional, compreendemos. Ad tried not to betray his relief at that speech; from Cornwallis that was more than approval–it was hearty praise. In the past two books chronologically speaking Horatio Hornblower has been rising through the ranks on a couple of British Navy ships in the years leading up to the war Another ‘Hornblower,’ another masterpiece. May the wife always find comfort in the knowledge that the husband is doing his duty for King and Country, and may the husband be supported in his duty by the loyalty of the wife.

There’s always the chance that the lighters with the stores may come off.

And his stomach was about to betray him again. He had nothing with which to reproach himself; nine days ago Hotspur was still laid-up in ordinary. Hornblower took the speaking-trumpet from its beckets.

Meanwhile Bush was continuing with the exercise. I guess it was the era in which this story was written, but there is no mention of sex or sexual urges. With the operation completed he turned to face the criticism of his superiors; there was sweat trickling down his forehead.


Bush would have liked to clear for action, to open the ports and run out the guns.

Hornblower and the Hotspur [Hornblower Saga #3]

If the French squadron had no ship of the line ready for hotspuf there was no need to take risks. There was something madly stimulating in forcing himself to be coldly formal when internally he was boiling with excitement. Still, he does his duty and continues to show tje — albeit with calculation.

Hornblower and the Hotspur keeps the series’ sails full and its heading on the right course. Hornblower darted a professional glance first down one line of seamen and then down the other. Sign In Don’t have an account? When Admiral William Cornwallis tries to put him in a position where he can make easy prize money by capturing a large shipment of Spanish goldhe instead takes on a stronger enemy frigate sent to warn the convoy and keeps it from accomplishing its mission.

The novel opens with Hornblower’s marriage to Maria Ellen Mason, a woman whom he has known and halfheartedly courted for some time.

I’m at the last few chapters and the story telling and fleshing out of the Horblower character really make this a fine anx to the series. The unbelievably fine weather of the past week had come to an end, and now the Atlantic was asserting itself in its usual fashion. The admiral announces that Hornblower’s resolute duty has earned him promotion to captain, and the novel concludes with this happy news.

Hornblower then plans and leads a secondary raid—even more audacious and still more dangerous—against the shore battery and garrison near Brest. Dec 12, K. She dropped it in front of him, a vast rump steak, still sizzling on the plate.