Rodriguez - This is the eastern-most island in a chain of three islands that forms the basic setting of the novel.
Mauritius - This is the central island in a chain of three islands that forms the basic setting of the novel.
La Reunion - This is the western-most island in a chain of three islands that form the basic setting of the novel.
HMS Boadicea - This is a fifth-rate frigate that participates in many of the decisive events leading to the capture of La Reunion and Mauritius during the novel.
Broadsheets - This is nothing more than a type of poster tacked on walls to convey information.
Cape Town - This is a city at the southern tip of Africa and in the narrative is presented as a lightly fictionalized version of a historic locale.
Laudanum - This is a liquid medicine containing opium...
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