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CHAPTER ONE

Rodney Hawkhurst had not been displeased with the idea. Most men, when they returned from the sea, wanted a home to be waiting for them. They were not concerned with the long, weary months that a wife must wait, lonely and anxious, when her husband was away. They thought only of the peace and comfort of their own homecoming.
`Besides,' Rodney told himself, `when I am rich enough, I shall settle down.'
He was shrewd enough to realize that a corsair's life was a precarious existence and though fortune might favour one for many years, sooner or later the tide would turn and one's luck would run out. He was far-seeing enough to plan not only for the present, but for the future. Like Drake, he wanted to buy a house and estates. Like Drake, he would take to himself a wife, but unlike that intrepid sailor, once he was rich, he would settle down and make a good husband and an indulgent father.
A turn in the drive brought Rodney in sight of a great home built of red brick and glowing in the sunlight of the afternoon. It was a house of gables with an exquisite oriel thrown out like a wing ; a house of high, mullioned windows, each of their diamond panes sparkling iridescent as a jewel.
Before the house were well-laid out flower-beds, edged with rosemary, lavender, marjoram and thyme, while dark yew hedges were decorated with topiary work.
Someone must have been looking out for Rodney, for as he neared the front door servants came running out to take his horse and to assist him alight, and before he could enter the house, Sir Harry came out on the steps to welcome him.
Large and portly, Sir Harry cultivated his resemblance to King Henry VIII, not only in his appearance, but also in his private life.
He led Rodney through the rush-strewn Hall into the Great Chamber and introduced him to his Lady.
" This is my wife, Master Hawkhurst," he beamed. "My third wife, as it happens ; and who knows how many more there will be before I die?"
It was a jest that must have been made often before, for while Sir Harry shook with laughter, Lady Gillingham showed

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