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CHAPTER FIVE

"And if I do?"
" Perhaps I could prove myself to you-one day."
For a moment their eyes met and were held by something they both saw within the other. Then, with an effort and a muttered curse, Rodney broke free and rang the bell violently for more wine.
As the voyage progressed, she began to realize the strain under which he was living and she knew it was good for him for a short while to forget his responsibilities, for always it seemed as if he must act a part, the part of an omnipotent commander, dauntless and assured, sailing his ship ever onwards to success.
It was part of his act, Lizbeth realized, for him to come on the quarter-deck now, slowly and without any sign of excitement while everyone else was staring ahead for the first sight of land and the rigging swarmed with Petty Officers and ratings.
" There it is, there, Sir!" Gadstone cried in a voice that rose shrill as a boy's in his excitement.
This was his first voyage and every moment of it seemed to be one of sheer delight.
" What you see is Dominica, Master Gadstone," Rodney said coldly; "but even so, I imagine there is quite a lot to be done before we reach there. I will trouble you to make arrangements for the filling of the water casks. Get her into the wind, Master Baxter, if you have finished straining your eyes at the sight of that quite ordinary island."
Rodney's sarcasm was enough to make everyone bustle into activity. But Lizbeth looked at him out of the corner of her eye. A little pulse was throbbing in his neck and there was a glint in his eyes which was at variance with the deliberate calmness of his voice. He, too, was excited, she knew that. Ahead was the gateway to adventure-which must make or break him.
She had a sudden impulse to slide her hand through his arm, to tell him she understood and let him know she sympathized with the effort he made to appear calm and natural. Instead she moved away a little so that he should not see her and remember how much her presence irked him. Besides, at this moment he was incensed with her over yet another matter.
This morning she had come on deck earlier than usual. It had been a very hot night and she had found it impossible to

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