Post Captain - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 Summary

Later, Maturin calls on Sophia and informs her that it is not unusual for women connected with the navy to be offered transport on naval vessels. He urges her and Cecelia to request transport on Lively; Sophia declines the proposal as too forward. Sophia then delivers the devastating news that Diana has run off with Canning. Maturin, saddened, again urges Sophia to request transportation. Maturin returns to the ship and writes a lengthy discussion of his spurned affections. He is pleased a few hours later when Admiral Haddock escorts Sophia and Cecelia to Lively where they request transportation. Aubrey of course concedes and they return ashore to prepare. For the next few days Aubrey is insufferable and the crew organizes his cabin under his minute directives.

Aubrey takes Sophia on her journey and then returns to trivial duty. Maturin detaches himself from the...

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