The Happy Return
by C.S. Forester (Author)
June, 1808, and off the Coast of Nicaragua Captain Horatio Hornblower has his hands full. Now in command of HMS Lydia, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Hornblower has instructions to form an alliance against the Spanish colonies with a mad and messianic revolutionary, El Supremo; to find a water route across the Central American isthmus; and "to take, sink, burn or destroy" the fifty-gun Spanish ship of the line Natividad — or face court-martial. And as if that wasn't hard enough, Hornblower must also contend with the charms of an unwanted passenger, Lady Barbara Wellesley .
Please Note: This book has also been published under the title Beat to Quarters.