Chapter Five - Resignation and Acquisition (1)
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The French surrendered that day and, to mixed responses, the Duke of York granted them permission to leave the garrison and return to Paris. According to the articles of war, this would prevent those who surrendered from rejoining the war, but opinion with regard to whether the French would abide by these rules was divided. Captain Tenterchilt knew nothing of these developments until two days later when, after having remained in the hospital, he had his wound reopened and redressed by the young surgeon.

“Captain Peters speaks very highly of you,” Josiah remarked as Fotherby placed a fine lint over the newly stitched wound before using the man’s belt to hold the dressing in place.

“I doubt that, sir.”

“He said you saved my leg, perhaps my life. Coming from a fellow...

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