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CHAPTER TWO

publicly she still held out the hand of peace towards Philip of Spain, she was giving to the man whom the Spanish Ambassador had called `The Master Thief of the World' a fleet of ships with which he could challenge the growing might of the Armada.
It was not the moment, Sir Francis Walsingham knew, to introduce another interest in the shape of a good-looking, attractive young man. The Queen, however much she tried to close her eyes to the truth, had her hands full with the preparation for war.
There was time enough for Rodney to come to Court when things were not so tense or so turbulent as they were at the moment. Accordingly, Sir Francis gave his god-son two thousand pounds, his blessing, and an introduction to Sir Harry Gillingham.
Six thousand pounds in all-Rodney wondered with a sudden, piercing anxiety whether it would be enough. Had he under-estimated what he would require? And then swiftly the worry that had come to him disappeared again. What did anything matter-provisions, hardship, even hunger, so long as he could know that the ship was his and he could be at sea, sailing across the white-topped waves of the Atlantic Ocean?
" Are you dreaming of a woman or your ship?" a gay voice asked him.
He started violently as he turned to see behind him Lizbeth perched upon the saddle of a white horse. She was in the shadow of a chestnut tree and so intent had he been on his thoughts that he would have walked right past her had she not spoken to him.
" My ship!" he replied and found himself smiling in response to the smile on her lips.
" I thought so," she answered. "Poor Phillida!"
There was something mocking in her voice which made him flush almost angrily.
" The two are indivisible," he said quickly, "for on the success of my sailing depends the comfort and luxury of Phillida's future."
Even as he spoke he cursed himself for being so weak as to explain himself to this girl. And as if she sensed his irritation,

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