Lieutenant Hornblower - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Bush and Hornblower then proceed to the gambling hall. Bush watches as Hornblower is joined by Admiral Lord Parry, Admiral Lambert, and an important colonel at the whist table. The play continues and continues and Bush sees that Hornblower's luck has changed to exceptionally good, and, joined to his perfect skill, quickly fills his pocket with cash. The general makes various odd remarks through the night and Bush is amazed to discover that the play continues and continues—Admiral Lord Parry plays all night long. Several times the conversation allows Hornblower to sing his own praises but, to Bush's dismay, Hornblower glosses over his own accomplishments and credits his superior officers with all the accomplishments. The talk also focuses on the political tension of the moment but for the most part Admiral Lord Parry remains devoted to the whist games as the...

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