The Wine-dark Sea - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Dutourd continues to discuss his democratic and social philosophy with the crew and continues to blunder over the traditions of the navy. He appears to expect Aubrey to welcome him as a friend, whereas in truth Aubrey views him as little better than a pirate. Meanwhile, Martin becomes pedantic and abrasive with Maturin and their friendship becomes quite strained. Repairs to both ships continue and Maturin visits Pullings aboard Franklin, where he is entertained by a quite thorough tour of the ship. Later, Maturin speaks with Vidal, who complains of salt sores on his privates and makes a passing comment about how agreeable Dutourd is as a conversationalist and about how Dutourd's ideology is attractive. For his own part, Maturin avoids Dutourd, afraid that he might be recognized. Later, Maturin sees Martin mixing a dose of medicine and drinking it off; Martin hides...

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