Lieutenant Hornblower - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

The Spanish ships are taken by English prize crews and the Spanish soldiers and citizens are divided amongst Renown and the three Spanish vessels where they are made captives in the various holds. The largest Spanish ship, La Gaditana, a ship-rigged vessel, is commanded by Hornblower. The two Spanish fortresses are destroyed by massive explosions in their respective magazines. Renown weighs anchor and claws out to sea, followed by her prize fleet. Bush organizes a system of guarding the prisoners and bringing small groups of them to the deck to take fresh air and sun. Groups of women and children are segregated from groups of men and a complex series of shifts begins to allow marines to sentry portals and escort prisoners to and fro. Other shifts of seamen are arranged to provision the prisoners. Several days of monotonous sea voyage ensue as...

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