Directory government was extremely unpopular in France. She always had to strike at the "left", then "right". Everywhere there were rumors about the "Directors" contacts with the leaders of the monarchists. The powers that be were absolutely sure in London and Vienna, that the restoration of the Bourbons happen if not in the coming days, in the next couple of months. Now the Russian was an obstacle in the forthcoming European divvying up the pie. Meanwhile, 12 (23) August 1799 General Bonaparte left Egypt on the frigate "Myunkon". With him sailed frigate "Karrere" Xebec "Revanzh" and "Fortune". In the case of a meeting with the enemy ships, Napoleon planned to run on shebeke and the frigate had to fight to tie enemy ships. The great commander thought through every detail in order to avoid any risk. The detachment of French ships was not the right way, and along the coast of Africa, and then - the coast of the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. Underwater hull both shebeca was covered with copper, and they had a good move under sail. Near the shore xebec had every chance to escape from enemy ships and frigates at the oars, and using a small pellet.