Commodore Hornblower - Chapters 4 and 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 4 and 5 Summary

Hornblower and Barbara ride in a coach through Upper Deal. Hornblower watches the weather and wind while Barbara explains her numerous and expert preparations for his comfort aboard ship. They reach their objective and exit the coach amidst much fussing by Barbara, which Hornblower attends to only half-heartedly. Brown hires transport to the ship and Barbara insists she accompany Hornblower at least that far. Copious luggage is loaded and they embark across choppy seas. Hornblower is pleasantly surprised that he does not immediately become seasick, while Barbara continues to fuss and worry. Upon reaching the ship, they say a final goodbye and Hornblower clambers up the side of Nonsuch, spurning the bosun's chair. Hornblower's arrival is greeted with much pomp and circumstance, his pendant is flown, and the fleet fire cannon salutes appropriate to his station as Bush greets him warmly...

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