Ships That Pass In The Night (Mary Renault story)
|Title:||Ships That Pass In The Night|
|Date(s):||25 November 2009|
|Fandom:||Mary Renault, E. M. Forster's Maurice|
|External Links:||archived on MRF|
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"Ships That Pass In The Night" is a short story by toujours_nigel that is a crossover between Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer and E. M. Forster's posthumously published novel Maurice. It is set during a summer holiday when Ralph Lanyon is still at school.
Ralph is crewing on board a ship captained by Maurice Hall. The latter has spotted both Ralph's homosexuality and the fact that a younger boy on board, Peter Thompson, has developed a crush on him.
That Ralph enjoyed a working holiday aboard ship is canon, mentioned briefly in Chapter Two of The Charioteer.
Comments on the story included the following: