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CHAPTER FOUR

He knew how easily men got depressed and disgruntled on a long voyage and that the monotony and rottenness of their victuals had much to do with their ill-humour and petty spitefulness.
He had learned, when he sailed with Drake, to consider the well-being of the men as well as that of the officers. In most ships the treatment meted out to seamen was unnecessarily brutal. Rodney was determined that on his own ship, while modelling his discipline on naval tradition and custom, he would temper justice with mercy and try, if it were possible, to lead his men rather than to drive them by sheer physical violence.
The Sea Hawk was not a pretty ship and Rodney had had no extra money to spend in decorating her, but she was sturdy and well-built, and his First Lieutenant, Master Barlow, had confirmed his own opinion that she would be easy to maneeuvre. She carried twenty-two guns, seven demi-cannon on each side of her lower deck, six falconets firing grape on the upper and two chasers of bronze on the poop near the helm.
Besides these more formidable pieces of artillery, Rodney had a number of arquebuses and an armoury of fire bombs and javelins tipped with tar which had proved so effective when used by Drake.
The Sea Hawk carried a crew of eighty; fifty were good fighting men, seasoned and experienced, whom Rodney and Barlow both considered themselves extremely fortunate to have obtained. Nearly two dozen of them had served with them before and had been tempted to embark on this adventure by a promise of a larger share of the booty than was usual.
Rodney had indeed worried himself almost into a fever about his crew. It was not to be expected that he would get the pick of the best men when they had a chance of sailing under the leadership of acknowledged heroes like Drake and Raleigh. Men were also being taken up for the Queen's service for the ships which Her Majesty was preparing to put under Lord Howard's command.
It was Barlow who had relieved Rodney of his anxiety, and who had eventually collected a better crew than he had even

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