The Wine-dark Sea - Chapters 6 and 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 6 and 7 Summary

In chapter six, Aubrey survives his wounds but has a prolonged recovery. In particular, his eye is much disturbed. During his rounds, Maturin is advised that Vidal is much attached to Dutourd and his philosophy. Martin is beginning a prolonged recuperation, but his improper self-administering of various medicinal compounds has left his severely weakened, suffering from vertigo, and unable to continue at sea. Surprise, Franklin, and Alastor reach port at Callao; Alastor is sold, Surprise is resupplied, and Maturin goes ashore alone. His goal is to stir up a local rebellion for local autonomy. Maturin has requested the Aubrey retain Dutourd aboard ship; meanwhile, Martin is transferred to shore and then to a homeward-bound vessel. Maturin ashore meets Sam Panda, Aubrey's illegitimate son, who is a priest. Sam advises Maturin and sets up several political contacts.

In chapter seven, Maturin begins...

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