The Fortune of War - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

Wogan calls on Maturin at the Asclepia and tells him about Herapath and their infant child, Caroline. Herapath attempts a living by translating ancient Chinese poetry. Wogan's warm approach lets Maturin know that, incredibly, she still does not suspect him of any treachery regarding the false documents. Maturin calls on Herapath and finds him in good spirits. Meanwhile Aubrey broods with low spirits about the numerous American victories—or more precisely, the numerous British losses.

Later, Maturin calls on George Herapath, Michael Herapath's father. Mr. Herapath proudly explains that he was a loyalist during the American Revolutionary War, and remained in Canada throughout. As a Bostonian, he is sympathetic to the English cause and finds the current war deplorable and ridiculous. He explains his vast wealth and notes that several of his ships are currently idled in the harbor. He...

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