Master and Commander - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Aubrey writes a letter to Captain Harte, telling of his capture of the Cacafuego and the death of James Dillon and young Ellis. Subsequently, Jack weeps at the funeral but his overwhelming sadness is overtaken by the realization of the consequences of taking the Spanish ship. With congratulations reaching him from other Captains and other ships, Jack knew it was now possible to be commissioned as post-captain.

Jack goes back to the Crown to see Mercedes and to repay her aunt for the intelligence about the Spanish ships. He then is taken by bosun of Superb and some men, per his request to its Captain, to the Governor's residence. Stephen, meanwhile, is at the hospital, having dinner with Mr. Florey, the surgeon. They had been dissecting a small dolphin. Florey warns Stephen about the potential dangers for Jack from Captain Harte, owing to his affair with Lady...

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