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CHAPTER FOUR

Despite every possible manceuvre and plea on his part, she had evaded being alone with him. Rodney cursed himself for a nitwit and a weakling. He should have forced himself upon her, even gone to her bedchamber if necessary-it would not have been the first time he had overpowered a woman's protests and her reluctance.
" Phillida! Phillida!" he whispered her name to the breeze; and then, uninvited, Lizbeth's face was before him, her eyes alight with mischief, her lips red, mocking....
" Curse the wench!"
Rodney forced himself to think again of Phillida, but the moment of her nearness was past and he forgot her a second later.
The sky had been grey and overcast all day, but now the sun broke through, seeming to bring a message of hope and cheer. It glittered on the waves, dazzling Rodney's eyes as he glanced aloft.
" Set the topsails, Master Barlow," he said.
With the wind blowing fresher as they neared the open sea they headed into the Sound. The waves were under her bows and under the pressure of increased sail the Sea Hawk made her first big roll. The men were beginning to be seasick and Rodney congratulated himself that it was many years indeed since he had known the ignominy of staggering and lurching towards the rails. He had not, however, forgotten the misery of his first voyage when he had been so sick that he had prayed that death might take him. He had learned in the years that followed that many men, however experienced sailors they might be, were always sick in the first few hours of a voyage, before they got their sea-legs.
He must remember to tell Barlow a little later on, he thought, not to push the sea-sick men too hard. The Petty Officers were being very free with the rope's end he noticed, and he decided that he would speak to all those in authority and tell them that he would have no unnecessary cruelty on board.
The loyalty and affection which Drake inspired was, Rodney knew, to a great extent due to his innate kindliness. The men did not expect it, and it never ceased to surprise them

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