Hornblower manages to exploit the fighting to capture both the Flame and a gunboat. There, Hornblower was told he would start active duty that night.
They decided to repair the boat and cross the river. Quickly bored, he returns to France and seeks solace in the arms of a former lover, Marie. There they found a dead soldier with a note on fastened to his chest. It was the count and Marie, the two people who helped him and Brown escape from France.
This story tells the story of the British rifle separated from his brother behind the enemy.
The first one was sunk because the shots went to the gunboats bottom after piercing the side. Luckily he was thrown towards his cot.
Hornblower and Lebrun arrange a plan: Lebrun's role is to undermine those parties who would resist a British seizure of the city. They knew that this could be the end.
Then Hornblower asked to meet with the mayor.