A few days towards the middle of July 1793. The ship that Thomas is booked on is detained in port. The atmosphere in Le Havre is increasingly anti-foreigner. He boards the first ship he can. France is at war with Britain so he joins an American ship. It sails out past the Normandy port of Cherbourg, past Lands End, through the St Georges Channel and up the East Coast of Ireland.
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