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CHAPTER FOUR

damned if he would wait for the boy. Rodney turned towards the men seated round the table.
" We are all present, I think," he said, "with the exception of Master Baxter who is on watch and Master Gillingham who appears to be somewhat tardy in making his appearance. I want to take this opportunity at the beginning of the voyage to speak to you and make clear certain matters which concern us all. First, the welfare of the men. ..."
There was a sound at the door. Rodney raised his head. So Francis had condescended to appear at last, he thought. He supposed he must rise to greet him. After all, much as he might dislike the boy, he was Sir Harry's son and without Sir Harry's gold the Sea Hawk would not have been his to command. He pushed back his chair.
" Good evening, Master Gillingham," he said. "Allow me to welcome you to our company."
It was growing dark in the cabin, the gleam of sunshine which had heralded their departure from Plymouth had vanished into low clouds, the waves breaking on the portholes obscured much of the daylight; for a moment Rodney had an impression that Francis was smaller than he had remembered; and then, as he touched the hand outstretched to him, as he felt the fingers warm and soft beneath his own, he felt a sudden startled suspicion which left him breathless, so that he could only stare wildly and incredulously at the small oval face looking up into his, at two green eyes which he remembered all too vividly.
It could not be true-it was impossible! Rodney told himself, and looked again. But there was no doubt of it. It was not Francis who had come into the cabin, but Lizbeth. Her red hair had been cut short and was drawn back from her forehead. Her elaborate doublet of dark blue velvet with its short, satin-lined cape, was exactly what Francis might have worn, the sword dangling at her side was undoubtedly his.
Disguised as her brother, taking her brother's place, she was yet undoubtedly herself, too. Rodney stood before her in silence, striving vainly to find his voice, to collect his senses.
It was Lizbeth who spoke first.
" Thank you for your welcome, Master Hawkhurst," she

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