The Scarlet Letter of the Marque by Nathaniel Hawthorne & Patrick O'Brian

Captain Jack Aubrey, accused of fathering a child out of wedlock, is relieved of his command. Stephen Maturin, doctor and spy, returns to England after a two year separation from Aubrey.

 

Will Aubrey reveal the mother of his child?

 

Can Maturin have his friend's command reinstated?

 

And why is Aubrey wearing that ridiculously large "A" on his pantaloons?

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