Sharpe's Devil - Part 3: Vivar, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Vivar, Chapter 1 Summary

Cochrane calls a meeting where he explains his plan to capture Valdivia. Work is continuing on the O' Higgins and the Espiritu Santo, which has been renamed the Kitty. The sailors are disguising the ships to look like the cargo freighters that are carrying guns and troops to reinforce the Spanish. Cochrane's plan to capture Valdivia is very similar to the plan he used to capture Puerto Crucero. The two ships will be allowed to enter the harbor, and then the rebel troops will take the forts guarding the port.

Sharpe doesn't like Cochrane's plan because he doesn't believe it will work twice. He thinks the Spanish will be expecting a trick and will take extra precautions. Sharpe names several likely things that could ruin Cochrane's plan. Cochrane says he is willing to consider suggestions, so Sharpe suggests that...

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