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CHAPTER XVIII

Eton went back on the twentieth, but those who had been to camp were allowed an extra day at the end of all three holidays. A week before the return, a south-west wind began to blow at Speenmouth, and although Denis battled against it with reefed lug and a loosely held sheet, the gale proved too strong for the Cormorant. More than once he narrowly missed disaster, when scudding in and out of the fishing boats at their moorings. Finally he took his father's advice, loosened the stay lacings, unshipped the mast and with the centreboard raised, paddled in to the hard. Mr. Bailey and York, the gardener, were waiting with a trolley. Denis helped them hoist the Cormorant on board and followed the cortege, as it bumped over the grass and down the lane to Anglersmead. For the next few days he was busy in the yard, scraping the seaweed from her bottom and washing the inside with the garden hose. With strips of sandpaper he rubbed the old varnish off her sides, ready for his father to give her a fresh coat during the winter months to come.
The dry-docking of the Cormorant was the end of the summer for Denis. There were plenty of tennis parties in Speenmouth and scarcely a leaf fell in the south-westerly gale. But the holiday spirit was gone. When he had stowed away the sails in the drying room and finished his scraping, he came each day to the outhouse and heaved back the sliding doors and looked at the Cormorant's bare shell. He was glad she was in the dark, except when he pushed open the doors. She must feel undignified, he thought, stripped of her mast and sails and ropes. The return from camp and his first row with Peter and his mother belonged already to another period. The holidays were over, but the winter

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