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CHAPTER FOUR

There she faced him, her hands resting on the back of a chair.
" I am sorry," she said softly, "that I could not let you know of my presence when you were alone ; but when your man came to fetch me, I debated whether it would be best to wait or to obey your orders. As you see, I obeyed."
Rodney's clenched fist came down hard on the oak table.
" In God's name, this is intolerable! I must send you back, I must put you ashore."
He looked round him a little wildly as if he expected some means to materialize by which he could fulfil his threat.
" I think that is impossible," Lizbeth replied.
She spoke gently enough, but he suspected that she was laughing at him, knowing full well that it would be impossible for him to turn back now. They were at least three hours out from Plymouth, with the wind behind them. Besides which, nothing would be more unlucky or ill-omened to put back into harbour when once the voyage had begun.
" How dare you do this?" Rodney cried furiously. "And where is your brother?"
" I owe you an explanation, I know," Lizbeth replied. "May I please sit down?"
Her plea did not inspire Rodney to any show of good manners.
" Yes, sit down and explain yourself if you can," he said roughly.
Lizbeth glanced at him for a moment under her eyelashes, and then with her hands clasped in front of her on the table she began.
" Father was furious because Francis would visit a neighbour of ours, Dr. Keen, who is suspected of sympathy with Spain. He caught him coming into the house very late at night and told him he would be kept to his room until he sailed with you; and the next morning a messenger posted to Plymouth to bring you the news. Francis was desperate at the thought of what lay ahead of him. He has hated the sea all his life. He has a horror of it and he swore to me that he would rather kill himself than come on this voyage. We thought of every possible way of making Father change his mind.

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