N. J. Slater
Copyright N. J. Slater 2010
2nd revised edition 2013
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Archibald Fitzwilliam Lewis Dexter leant against the less than sturdy rail running up to the bowsprit of the Royal Navy frigate, HMS Leander. Leander was known as a 4th rate, the smallest and most vulnerable of all the Royal Navy’s warships. Along with many of her three hundred and forty strong crew, Dexter was watching the shimmering horizon keenly for the tell tale sign of the sails that might at last reveal the presence of a French fleet.