The Audacious

18 money, she decided to pursue her debtor all the way to Aleppo. On 2nd March 1705, the Tridan sailed from the port of Toulon to the Alexandretta port. It was guarded by two warships belonging to the King of France, as at the time, the Mediterranean Sea was not renowned for safe navigation. As the ship set sail, there appeared an attractive young man together with a companion, who attracted the attention of those on board. The Ambassador’s retinue wondered who he was, and then said “Maybe, he is a relative of theAmbassador”. The Ambassador’s company also thought “Perhaps, he is an officer from among the retinue”. When the Tridan got to open sea, a strong