The Hundred Days - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Aubrey visits Lord Barmouth on the flag vessel and finds Barmouth to have a totally changed attitude towards Aubrey because Lord Barmouth learns that Barmouth's wife and Lord Keith's wife had both been close, childhood friends of Aubrey. Probably because of Lord Barmouth's discovery of Aubrey's connections, he is agreeable to Surprise and Ringle setting forth to halt the gold shipment. In the early evening after Aubrey's meeting with Lord Barmouth, Surprise and Ringle get underway and Aubrey has a meeting with his officers and Reade on the quarterdeck. Aubrey directs the Ringle to one side and a ship's boat to the other side of the harbor entrance. Whoever sees the corsair first is to signal her position.

Aubrey's group find the corsair, signals and Surprise closes in for a volley across the corsair's broadside. A lucky hit by the corsair kills Bonden and another midshipman and...

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