Just as Midshipman Alexis Carew thinks she's found a place in the Royal Navy, she's transferred aboard H.M.S. Hermione. Her captain is a Tartar, liberal with the cat, who thinks girls have no place aboard ship. The other midshipmen in the berth are no better and the only advice she's offered is to keep her head down and mouth shut - things Alexis is rarely able to do.
Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the prime minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and marry well. But the heritage of the military Longknifes courses through Kris' blood - and, against her parents' objections, she enlists in the Marines.
"Harsh reviews seem undeserved to me"
Los amotinados de La Bounty - El 28 de abril de 1789 hay un motín a bordo del velero inglés La Bounty, que navega hacia las Indias occidentales. El líder de los amotinados, Christian, lleva a cabo la rebelión alegando que la dureza y la desconsideración del capitán William Bligh son intolerables. De este modo, deciden abandonar al capitán y a sus partidarios en una chalupa provista con algunas provisiones.
When Deesa the mahout wants to go on a drinking spree for ten days, he entrusts his beloved elephant Moti Guj to another mahout for the period. The elephant is well aware of the number of days that he is to serve under his temporary master. When Deesa loses track of time and fails to show up on the eleventh morning, Moti Guj enacts his own very effective protest.