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CHAPTER FOUR

RODNEY HAWKHURST walked up and down the quarterdeck watching the last-minute turmoil of getting the ship ready for sea. Men were scurrying about the decks; the shrill whistle of the pipes, hoarse orders from the boatswain's mate and several round oaths told him they were heaving the pinnace up alongside.
On the quay were the usual crowd of weeping women and round-eyed children, their forlorn helplessness all the more pitiable because Rodney knew that many of the men to whom they said farewell were as excited as he was to know that the moment had come to leave the shore and take to the open sea.
He was impatient to the point of irritation with all the lastminute delays which invariably occurred and which, every time one sailed, were unexpected and unanticipated. Among the noises on the decks and above the orders being shouted by the Petty Officers he could hear the baaing of the live sheep which had been brought on board at the last moment.
There was a litter of pigs, too, down below decks, and two or three dozen hens which he had purchased in the market that very morning, but which he thought now might have been an extravagance. Over and over again he had totalled up in his mind the provisions and stores he had sent aboard and had wondered if they would prove enough for the voyage that lay ahead. Among them there was rice, peas, oil, candles, lanterns, lamps, sails, ox-hides, hemp and sheet lead to stop shot holes.
He had spent every penny he could spare on the best salt beef, bacon and pork available, besides six tons of ship's biscuit which the chandler swore had not been long in his possession.
Any man who went to sea expected incredible hardships, danger and bad food ; but Rodney was determined that as far as possible he would save his crew from unnecessary suffering.

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