Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 11 and 12 Summary

In chapter eleven, Lord William tells Lady Grace that he knows about her affair with Sharpe. Then William says that he can remember when he was encouraged to marry Grace. He says that he had not been sold on the idea but that he had come to believe that maybe her looks made up for her lacks and the fact that her parents were "wastrels" and "fools." He then says that she failed in her duty—producing him an heir. She says that she gave him a son. He counters, saying that she produced a "whelp" too weak to survive.

Back on deck, the crew of the Pucelle manages to fire on a boarding party about to climb onto the decks of the Victory. They continue to fight and the battle is heated and bloody. Several members of the crew...

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