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  1. Public Bookmark 40

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    “There is barely a ribbon or a feather or a scrap of silk left this side of Exeter.”

    “No woman under thirty is left unmoved,” Tom said, grinning around the stem of his pipe.

    “Even our Essie is taken up with the idea!” Esther’s dark eyes were dancing in the firelight. “Though she is far too young to think of marrying at present — least of all to Mr James Fitzjames.”

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    27 Dec 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 40

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    What was it that Fitzjames had that Francis didn’t that so endeared him to Franklin? Everything, clearly, Francis’ stomach curdling. Fitzjames was English. He was elegant, witty, charming. Francis’ tongue involuntarily touched his teeth, feeling the little gap, as opposed to Fitzjames’ handsome, mostly even smile.

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    After the confrontation in the wardroom, Captain Crozier and Commander Fitzjames have it out, in more ways that one. But self-loathing and infatuation do not mix well, particularly in the Arctic.

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  3. Public Bookmark 36

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    Among Francis’s array of faults, he knew himself to be somewhat… forward in his passions. When he fell, he fell hard and without reserve. It was luck- a more superstitious man might have said fate- that he had, at last, fallen for someone who not only did not shy away from his earnestness, but reciprocated it, encouraged it. All they had to do was not muck it up or get themselves hanged before they touched home soil- an easier prospect when not ensconced in James's arms, without James's big hands resting dangerously low on his belly.

    (or, two idiots, saved from the brink of death and on their way back to England, trying, with mixed success, not to break the Articles of War.)

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  4. Public Bookmark 6

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    A friendship grows in ink and paper, and a future after the Expedition blossoms in words.

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  5. Public Bookmark 23

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    What kind of man makes advances in a foyer?

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    14 Nov 2020