The Every day Aubrey-Maturin: The Nutmeg of Comfort (Guide 14), Chapter 8 (Pages 4655-4698)

NB. So we (the royals) fell in need of our purpose of 6,600 pages at first of the season, solely going via about 4,700 pages. The tempo of 100 pages per day has been too low on a number of events. It appears to be an everyday factor with Aubrey & Co. However on the insistence of the individuals, me, me and me, we are going to persevere and see this mission via to the top! Nobody however my dad and mom will learn this. Howdy dad and mom!


The Shock sails in direction of Australia, bypasses New Guinea and the Nice Barrier Reef, and reaches Sydney Cove, which remains to be a ruined colony.

On the way in which, they arrive upon an island (finest guess: one of many Sonsorols in Palau), the place they discover all however a number of young children lifeless of smallpox. Maturin makes certain all of them observe strict quarantine protocols, burning their garments, shaving their hair, disinfecting every little thing with vinegar, and permitting individuals who have had smallpox scars from earlier of their lives (briefly) to remain on the island (lengthy earlier than the illness, in fact. The vaccine was invented, however giving immunity the usage of cowpox was recognized till now). Well timed studying, that is even now with the monkeypox epidemic.

In any case, they are going to come ultimately Sydney Botany Bay the place the Governor handled them to a luxurious dinner. Aubrey misses it resulting from meals poisoning, however Maturin and Pullings attend, each in character and dialogue. Maturin is very pissed off by the fixed taunting of the Irish separatists, and ultimately falls out with Captain Lowe. Maturin is a bit like John Wick, so he stabs the man within the again together with his sword. Attacking the king’s man … oh expensive!


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