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The Daily Aubrey-Maturin: The Letter of Marque (Book 12), Chapter 6 (pg. 4010-4042)

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Le Marigot (Saint-Martin island, French Antilles),
The harbour on Saint-Martin island
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CHAPTER 6

The Surprise reaches Saint Martin and is able to rendezvous with Babbington’s squadron. They execute Aubrey’s plan to near perfection, save for some trouble with a couple unexpected gunboats. Still, they are able to cut out the Diane, and even capture a few others ships. Huzzah!

RE-PUB-LIC

And that’s all the time we had today as I went the US Open Cup semifinal between Sacramento Republic FC and Sporting Kansas City tonight, with the good guys prevailing on penalty kicks in rather thrilling fashion. Republic are into the final! First non-MLS team to reach the US Open Cup final since Charleston Battery in 2008! Rochester in 1999 are the last non-MLS team to win it.


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