Captain Blood by Rafeal Sabatini | Day 13 | Chapter 18 | Summary and Q&A

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Captain Blood by Rafeal Sabatini | Day 13 | Chapter 18

TL;DR

In chapter 18, Captain Blood and his crew engage in clever tactics to escape the Spanish fleet and capture more ships.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How does Captain Blood escape the Spanish fleet in this chapter?

Captain Blood uses subterfuge and clever tactics to not only escape the Spanish fleet but also set their flagship on fire. He then captures two more ships.

Q: What happens to Kahusek and the French pirates?

Captain Blood convinces Kahusek and the French pirates to surrender to the Spanish admiral, hoping to save themselves. However, Captain Blood's ships rescue them and they part ways.

Q: Why is the captured Spanish ship significant?

At first, Captain Blood and his crew believe the captured ship is a slave ship, but it turns out to be a reinforcement ship for the Spanish fleet. This ship brings more attention to Captain Blood's actions and increases his fame.

Q: How does the Spanish admiral, Don Miguel de Espinoza, react to Captain Blood's actions?

Don Miguel is driven mad by his failures against Captain Blood and becomes obsessed with seeking revenge. He starts attacking English and French ships, even becoming a pirate himself.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • In the previous chapter, Captain Blood successfully raided Maracaibo and captured several ships, while also escaping the Spanish fleet.

  • Captain Blood's associate Kahusek suggests surrendering to the Spanish admiral, believing he will spare them. However, Captain Blood's ships successfully escape and capture another Spanish vessel.

  • The captured vessel turns out to be full of French sailors who were captured by the Spanish. Captain Blood rescues them and parts ways with the French pirates.

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