Hornblower captures the French vessel, Le Reve, and is asked by Pellew to sail her back to England so that she can be outfitted for the English navy, and also, as a favor, to convey the unusual Duchess of Wharfedale back home. Unfortunately, Le Reve, Hornblower, the duchess and the crew are captured by the Spanish and imprisoned. There, Horatio finds Kennedy, wasted and hopeless from months in solitary. Against the odds, Horatio must find a way to escape with Kennedy, against Hunter's protests, and with the growing suspicion that the duchess may not be who she appears. Written by
18 April 1999 (USA)
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
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You have my sword. I will not attempt to escape. I have already lost my ship. I will not compound my shame by breaking my word.
[Retutning the Captain's sword
Today the luck was with me, sir.