Raoul smiled when tasting the hors doeuvres, thinking that, at his turn, he would have chosen the same style of a statement of wealth and power, in praise of his countrys specifics, if he was the one to host this dinner. The display comprised an array of salted and preserved meats, smoked fish, salads, olives and other
It would have been obvious even for an outsider that they hadnt left Jamaica much time ago, and the French Navy captain, who liked all social functions and also good meals, admired Captain Crawfords good taste.
Then, he followed the discussion with all the attention. He was tired, and understanding all the accents and all the English words became an effort after a while, but an effort he was more than willing to make.
The British Navy captain proposed for everybody to rest one day before sailing out, but the most interesting proposal was to hold a gunnery practice together. Desmarais would be delighted, he was sure
I think it is a good idea. Shall we do it tomorrow? And leave the day after for the people to rest, then set sail at dawn on the 7-th? he asked, with interest gleaming in his eyes, and with a nice smile.
He was curious how the new guns were to function, too
The part with changing already into civilian clothes didnt bother him a bit, he enjoyed both uniforms and other fashionable clothes. He also admitted the merits of the strategic placement Captain Crawford was proposing.
Your arrangement makes sense, Captain. I respect and I highly appreciate your choice. Yes, the treasure she carries is seventy-four well hidden guns
all for them to receive the shots! he chuckled, with the eyes flaming at the thought of revenge.
Nevertheless, when the privateer mentioned the problem of the flag, the turkey bite he had taken went the wrong way and he coughed loudly. It was outrageous and inconceivable, the beautiful French flagship sailing under the British flag!
..Yes, but it made sense, the older sea dog was right. Besides, how the pirates had the lily flower until the last moment? It was time to learn from them! He shook his head, as if to shake away his actual thoughts, he took a sip of the brandy, to clear his throat, and he answered:
I hadnt thought of it, thank you for having reminded it to me, Sir! Then, tomorrow morning well have to write the new name of our ship
Would <Sea King> sound well enough? he asked with pride, tilting his head.
If the name and the flag had to be British, at least to be a name worth for this proud sea lion!
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