Master and Commander - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Stephen writes how troubling it was to be near the classic shores of Greece and Egypt and not be able to visit them. Yet, the voyage was not without its naturalistic rewards- turtles, gulls, pelicans, a great white shark- among other wonders. Yet, during the voyage, the bad feeling between Dillon and Jack smolders unsettlingly. Still, with the ship restored to its greatest sensitivity between wind and sail, its progress is remarkable. Stephen and Jack make way, on their journey, sawing away happily on their respective instruments.

Jack and Stephen discuss the promotion to post-captain. Jack explains that his current title as "Captain" is a courtesy and not an actuality as it would be for a Captain of post rank. Also, it is a sure path to the Admiralty, unless death intervenes.

Jack has invited the new midshipman, Henry Ellis, and Dillon to...

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