The Fortune of War - Chapters 1 and 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 1 and 2 Summary

Aubrey and Maturin return from presumed loss at sea and attempt to return home on a doomed voyage. They are passengers first on a ship that burns, then are rescued by a ship that is captured, and finally escape to a ship that engages the enemy only hours later. Along the way Aubrey is severely injured and Maturin is pursued by French intelligence agents determined to kill him—all part of the Fortune of War.

HMS Leopard has reached the safety of Pulo Batang, thanks to the incredible seamanship of Captain Jack Aubrey. Thought to be long lost at sea, Leopard makes quite a stir upon entering the anchorage. Aubrey proceeds ashore and calls upon the Admiral who expresses admiration for Aubrey's exploits and tenacity. The Admiral then informs Aubrey that Leopard will be converted to a transport and that...

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