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CHAPTER FOUR

that someone so successful and so fearless as Drake could show them personal consideration and have, what was more, an individual knowledge of every man under his command.
Rodney had sworn to model himself on the same lines ; but now he felt almost a sense of helplessness as he watched the men hurrying about the deck and swarming up the rigging. To them he was a figurehead, the Captain of the ship and of their fate, someone who must be obeyed, hardly human, hardly of the same flesh and blood as themselves.
He had got to get to know them; he had got to teach them to trust him. They knew he was untried, they knew, even better than he did, the perils and pitfalls of his first command. And yet no fear, no anxiety could dim the elation in Rodney's heart. They were at sea, the sails were full-bellied.
He had never known such a thrill, such a sense of wild excitement as filled him at this moment. The Sea Hawk was his desire as surely as if she were a woman who had surrendered herself to him. He felt his whole being tingle with the triumphant joy of a man who has fought and conquered-a man who has proved his manhood.
He thought not of Phillida nor of any woman at that moment ; he was infatuated by a mistress more exacting, more temperamental and more unpredictable than any he had ever known and her name was the Sea Hawk.
For a long time he stood watching the sea ahead, feeling the wind on his face. Then at length he realized that the wind was still freshening and there was every chance of their running into bad weather before they reached the Bay of Biscay.
" Get the foresail m, Master Baxter," he said to the Lieutenant on watch; then, turning, he found his way to the after cabin.
It was small but comfortable, furnished with an oak table and carved oak chairs. Fortunately the furniture had been included in the purchase price of the ship or Rodney would have been hard put to it to afford such luxury. He was glad, however, that the Sea Hawk was well fitted up. It was an important part of the Captain's dignity. Drake had insisted on both pomp and finery, and aboard his flagship trumpets announced his dinner and supper hour. He carried fiddlers to

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