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CHAPTER FOUR

"Aye, aye, Sir."
Hapley pulled up the heavy oak chairs to the table, expecting a conference. For a moment Rodney was inclined to tell him to obey orders without further delay, then he remembered that the ceiling of the cabin was very low, far lower than that of the Golden Hind; and if he must speak with his officers, they must sit or else stand bowed in an unnatural position for fear of knocking their heads against the wooden beams. What was more the ship was rolling quite considerably now. There was the slap and splash of the waves against the port-holes. Once again Rodney felt thankful that he had grown out of being seasick, though doubtless Francis would be confined to his cabin. He was the sort of weakling, Rodney thought scornfully, who would make no effort to overcome his disability.
There was the sound of footsteps outside; Rodney sat back in his chair with a careful assumption of ease. He was young enough to feel that he must act the part of Captain, holding his dignity, yet at the same time gaining the officers' confidence by his friendliness.
He felt suddenly shy and even a little apprehensive. He felt almost as if his officers were enemies rather than his confederates ; and then he forced himself to smile at his own fears. Why, he had double the experience of all of them with the exception of Barlow, who was seven years older and had been at sea since he was eleven.
They were coming in now, Barlow leading the way, then Hales, the Master, Gadstone and Walters the two Lieutenants, and Dobson the Surgeon, who was coughing in the repulsive manner which had annoyed Rodney since he first came aboard. They filed slowly into the room.
" Will you be seated, Gentlemen?"
The door was still open and Rodney glanced towards it.
" Is Master Gillingham coming?" he asked sharply, knowing that Hapley was standing outside. He could not prevent the rasp in his voice and Hapley's "Coming now, Sir," did not soothe the anger which Rodney felt rising within him.
Curse Francis ! It was what might be expected-that he would keep him waiting, even though his cabin was next door and all the other officers had further to come. Well, he would be

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