Post Captain - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Maturin calls on Sophie at Mapes Court. They exchange news and small talk. Sophia expresses her devotion to Aubrey but refuses to be more forward than is proper in approaching him. Sophia confesses that her mother has arranged a suitor, a Mr. Bowles. He calls on Sophia daily but she finds him repugnant and tries every device to put him off. Maturin confesses his affection for Diana. Sophia cautions Maturin that Diana is a difficult case. Maturin departs and then calls upon Diana—she is staying with her older cousin, a gentleman with mental deficiencies. Diana, as did Sophia, informs Maturin of an argument they had about Aubrey. Diana rather suggests that she moved away from Mapes Court because of the row; she is condescending and fairly cruel to Maturin.

Maturin returns to the ship and exchanges news with Aubrey. Meanwhile Aubrey...

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