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Dear Bill,
this episode should complete something on all programmes of Series 1 & 2
between us. Thanks for giving up your time to put it on the site.

SERIES 2. Episode 13. THE CHALLENGE by Cyril Abraham.
Description by Viv Dodd.
Elizabeth returns from Paris on the same Callon ship as Daniel Fogarty and
Emma Callon observes her. Daniel dismisses Emma's jealousy and uses it to
his advantage when he says that she should name the day for their marriage.
Anne has been ill and the doctor tells her that she must not conceive.
James is in Zanzibar on the Osborne negotiating trade with a local sheikh.
Mr. Mitchell, a tea merchant, wants to sell his Onedin steamship shares but
Robert urges him to wait for James' return; as does Elizabeth, when Mitchell
offers Albert 5,000 shares for £10,000 but he says he will now go to
Fogarty. The keel of the Golden Nugget is being laid at Frazer's yard.
James receives a telegram from Robert, telling him of the available shares
and he realizes that he must return home quickly. James makes a deal with
the sheikh to carry pilgrims to `Mecca' in return for a trade agreement and
cargo of cotton. He will take the pilgrims and return home via the Suez
Capt Webster is becoming suspicious that Anne's illness is more serious than
she is admitting – she is taking laudanum for the pain and says she will get
James to agree a regular income for her father, so that he will be taken
care of.
James voyage is too slow and he is suspicious that the ` pilgrims' are not
what they are supposed to be.
Robert and Sarah join Capt Baines on a trip to the Isle of Man to escape
happenings at home but Robert is a nuisance on board and thwarts Baines
purchase of a cargo of `manx muttons'.
James decides that he will not follow the sheikh's orders, realizing that he
is dealing with slaves, and puts the sheikh and them ashore to gain their
Fogarty and Emma marry and he refits a ship called the Pandora for their
honeymoon voyage.
Anne is returning from their wedding when James docks. `So Fogarty is now
Callon and Company' he says.
James attends a meeting with Mitchell and Fogarty but refuses to make an
offer for the shares. He proposes a race to be the first to return to
Liverpool with 500 tonnes of China tea from Foochow for Mitchell. In return
the winner will purchase his Onedin shares at their original price.
Anne insists on sailing with James aboard the Osborne and as they set sail
James says `Well, the race is on. Not the usual race for us Anne. Much more
at stake this time, eh?' Anne clasps her stomach in pain.


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