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review The Thirteen Gun Salute ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ [Read] ➵ The Thirteen Gun Salute By Patrick OBrian – The Thirteen Gun Salute opens with Jack Aubrey reinstated to his command and sailing on a secret mission with a hand picked crew most of them shipmates from the adventures and lucrThe Thirteen Gun Salute opens with Jack Aubrey reinstated to his command and sailing on a secret mission with a hand picked crew most of them shipmates from the adventures and lucrative voyages of earlier yearsPatrick O'Brian's resourcefulne. Glad I bought the next two because this doesn't end at the end Scads of good fun as always Probably the most memorable part of this adventure was Stephen's trip to the Buddhist temple where men and beasts live together in harmony and Stephen basically gets to have the on shore naturalizing experience he is repeatedly denied while sailing with Jack Too good Also enemy dissectionWords Notesp 29 As usual Stephen is at the cutting edge of medical technology stocking plaster of Paris for healing broken limbs in the oriental manner much favoured now by Dr Maturin Wikipedia has an extensive article on orthopedic casts and traces their origin in Western medicine to observations made in Turkey around 1800popliteal adj referring to the back of the knee p 40plansheer n possibly the same as plancer the underside of a cornice p 61spirketting n I think this is the wooden lining around a port p 61roborative adj restorative giving strength p 63sillery n Sillery is a region in France known for its wine p 87 'Bears I have borne sir and badgers' said Mrs Broad her arms folded over a formal black silk dress 'It was only a very small bear' said Stephen 'and long ago' p 112chilblains n ulceration of the extremities due to cold and humidity p 149a true Job's muffler This verbal gaff of Jack's was completely lost on me Apparently Job's comforter is a phrase So much at p 156Oh man this passage from p 162 is way too good not to recount in full Jack is interviewing one of his midshipmen on his historical knowledge 'What do you know about the last American war' 'Not very much sir except that the French and Spaniards joined in and were finely served out for doing so' 'Very true Do you know how it began' 'Yes sir It was about tea which they did not choose to pay duty on They called out No reproduction without copulation and tossed it into Boston harbour' Jack frowned considered and said 'Well in any event they accomplished little or nothing at sea that bout' He passed on to the necessary allowance for dip and refraction to be made in working lunars matters with which he was deeply familiar; but as he tuned his fiddle that evening he said 'Stephen what was the Americans' cry in 1775' 'No representation no taxation' 'Nothing about copulation' 'Nothing at all At that period the mass of Americans were in favour of copulation' 'So it could not have been No reproduction without copulation' 'Why my dear that is the old natural philosopher's watchword as old as Aristotle and uite erroneous Do but consider how the hydra and her kind multiply without any sexual commerce of any sort Leeuenhoek proved it long ago but still the obstinate repeat the cry like so many parrots' 'Well be damned to taxation in any case Shall we attack the andante'murrain n infectious disease among cattle and sheep p 163p 189 describes a form of corporal punishment in Pulo Prabang in which a bag partially filled with pepper is placed over the criminal's head and the victim's family then beats him with sticks A cursory search turned up no supporting evidence sadlybabirussa n presumably Babyrousa babyrousa a kind of wild pig native to Indonesia p 200colophony n another name for rosin p 211 kedgeree n a semi horrifying mixture of fish rice eggs curry parsely and curry powder eaten by who else Britons For breakfast It actually doesn't sound that bad as dinner but not first thing in the morning thanks p 216past mark of mouth apparently means old and has some euine origin but what the actual mark might be I'm not sure Any euestrians out there p 233subjacent adj below p 262frowsty adj stale musty p 263crapulous adj irritable from having eaten or drunk too much p 263colcannon n Irish dish of mashed spuds and cabbage or kale Maybe I'll make some this week p 270pugil n same as a pinch as in the uantity p 275garstrakes n the first planks of wood adjacent to the keel of the ship p 275comminatory adj warning or punishing p 288castramentation n possibly a misspelling of castrametation so aptly defined by Jack himself as the learned word for setting up tents and so on p 307and music shall untune the sky This beautiful excerpt is from Dryden's Song for St Cecilia's Day the full text of which and an interesting description can be found at Harpers

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Exotic scenes flora and fauna to satisfy Aubrey's old friend Stephen Maturin's innocent curiosity as well as scope for his cloak and dagger work enrich its flow The ending of the book leaves the reader than usually impatient for its success. After than a year's hiatus from my favorite maritime series all I can sigh is I love these stories Patrick O'Brian may well be the most brilliant man to ever put pen to page This installment easily bears up to its predecessors with its subtle humor nuanced characters and balanced pacing Can't wait for the next one

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The Thirteen Gun SaluteSs is a sure warrant that things will The Thirteen PDFEPUB or not turn out as his readers or his characters expect Twists and turns sub plots echoes from the past these are the only certainties in this astonishing roman fleuve Distant waters. 35 starsIn this volume a number of significant changes occur in the lives of our two heroes some of them behind the scenes as with Stephen’s discovery that Diana is pregnant with his child that he assumes will be a daughter as well as the fact that poor Padeen now addicted to laudanum has been convicted of theft and battery and was thus transported to the penal colony in Australia Others make up a direct part of the plot the most important of which is likely the fact that Aubrey is restored to the Navy List primarily so that he and Maturin can undertake a mission to transport an envoy to the sultanate of Pulo Prabang in the South China Sea In order to avoid some political complications the Surprise under the command of Tom Pullings is sent on to Aubrey’s previous mission to safeguard British interests in South America while Jack and Stephen are put on board Aubrey’s new command the HMS Diane which had been captured by Aubrey from the French in the previous volume The Envoy to the Sultan of Pulo Prabang Edward Fox proves to be an initially affable character though both Aubrey and Maturin sense something not uite right about him Upon arriving at the tropical paradise of Pulo Prabang Stephen becomes enmeshed in the local political and intelligence arenas as the British detachment attempts to outmaneuver their French counterparts who hope to use the alliance to disrupt British trading in the area Another surprise appears when it is discovered that the British traitors Ledward and Wray who had been responsible for Aubrey’s downfall are part of the French delegation Shenanigans ensue and complications arise as Maturin discovers an influential lever in the Sultan’s court under the sway of the French and the truth behind his initial fears regarding Fox’s stability and dependability become and apparentAt long last however Stephen is given something of a reprieve at least as far as his inclinations as a naturalist go when he is afforded the opportunity to spend an extended period studying the flora and fauna of the island’s holy valley of Kumai a protected enclave in the crater of a volcano Added to this is the opportunity to perform several human dissections with a famous Dutch colleague who also appears to combine the trades of natural philosopher with intelligence agent that proves to resolve several problems in one fell swoopThe homeward journey is a tense one for Stephen and Jack Hoping to be able to make a rendezvous with the Surprise they are consistently forced to deal with a now insupportably pompous Fox who expects all of his orders to be unuestioningly obeyed Add to this a typhoon that leaves them stranded on an island in uncharted seas and we once again end with one of O’Brian’s trademark cliffhangers