By Alexander Fullerton
Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves aboard the submarine extremely within the Mediterranean the place the Allies sustain their determined assaults opposed to Axis provide ships. yet Paul has different issues besides: his father, Nick, is someplace within the a ways East the place jap superiority keeps to pound the Allies, and his brother, Jack, now enmeshed within the murky international of clandestine operations, has been despatched on a high-risk venture to wreck a key German naval base.
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McClure rolled two more kings, making five. ” “Och, well. ” There’d been a party in the submarine flat on Scudd Hill, and apparently there’d been a very pretty little Gibraltarian girl at it, as well as a bunch of Wrens. The local girl had suddenly realized how late it was— there was an 11 pm curfew in force in Gib—and was almost in tears with worry about going home alone. Nobody seemed to know who’d brought her or invited her, so Wykeham with Old Etonian gallantry had offered to escort her, and McClure, who’d been trying to chat her up all evening, insisted on going along too.
Finally the man came out with it . . “I believe you’d fit the bill, Everard. And to start with—as I said—we’d need to have you down south. A few weeks’ special training. ” A Share of Honour 43 He’d nodded. It didn’t matter what kind of a job it was. You’d have ten or twelve chaps in your own team, and you’d be landing to—well, with a certain precise objective, although in fact you’d be part of a somewhat larger force. I can’t go into detail, obviously. ” The military, he meant. He finished, “I think it might be rather up your street.
Wykeham told Paul, “I want some shut-eye now, Sub. ” “Oh, sure . ” He’d keep the thing about Fiona Gascoyne and Jack to himself too. Because he didn’t have the guts to write that letter. It shamed him that he didn’t, but he’d been thinking about it for quite a while and he knew he wasn’t going to be able to do it. If he could have seen his father and talked to him—if he could have led up to it gradually, and had a chance to find out first whether he did really intend to marry her . . Paul sighed, wishing to God his father was still in the Mediterranean.
A Share of Honour (Fullerton, Alexander, Nicholas Everard WWII Saga) by Alexander Fullerton