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This week's chapters open with the continuation of Amelia's Narrative of occurrences in Savannah. After a time they all return Hickory Hill to brief the rest of the clan.
Mark resumes the narrative that afternoon as they try to decide how to deal with the British fleet. Plans are made, and Ken, Kell and their Wives go to test isolating the ships, while Mark and Wolf take Captain Billy to Philadelphia to look for a ship.
Chapter 48 opens with Mark, Wolf, and the Captain looking for a ship and a crew. The Captain locates an old shipmate, and they are soon led to 'Rattlesnake', a former Privateer being sold out of the Royal Navy. Captain Graham is impressed with her, but she requires some repairs. These are discussed over a meal at a local tavern and plans are made.
The Captain comes aboard the ship with a partial crew after the O'Connells have repaired the ship. The Royal Navy ships assigned to Philadelphia return while they are aboard Rattlesnake causing a change in plans.
That evening Ken, Kell, Seamus, Serena, Mark, and their teams isolate the Royal Navy ships and kidnap Admiral ball.
Rattlesnake is an actual historic ship that sailed as a Privateer during the Revolutionary War. Her plans are well known as she was taken into the Royal Navy after being captured.
Enjoy these two chapters. More next week.
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