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CHAPTER FIVE

sleep, so instead of waiting until Hapley brought her breakfast she had come from her cabin before eight bells sounded and arrived on the quarter-deck just a few minutes in advance of Rodney himself.
She was not to know the ship's routine and Master Barlow's question of `Hands to punishment, Sir?' took her by surprise. The pipes of the boatswain's mates began to twitter.
" All hands to witness punishment!" roared a Petty Officer on the main deck and the men began to pour up from below while Rodney stood rigid by the quarter-deck rail.
The expression on his face was severe and there was something in his attitude and in the men's expectancy which made Lizbeth wish she had kept to her cabin. But she could not push past Rodney and leave the quarter-deck. She must stand and watch the boatswain's mates trice a man naked to the waist up to the main rigging. Then the drums began to roll.
In her short sheltered life Lizbeth had not imagined in her wildest dreams anything so bestial as the cat-o'-nine-tails whipping through the air, tearing at the naked flesh until the blood flowed in a crimson stream from the man's back on to the clean-scrubbed deck.
As was usual with an experienced seaman the man made no sound, but at the end of two dozen strokes he hung motionless and silent. A bucket of water was flung over him. He was cut down and hustled below.
" Hands to breakfast, Master Barlow," Rodney commanded.
The men on deck seemed to vanish as quickly as they had come and it was only then that Rodney turned to see Lizbeth with a white face and hands that were clenched together to prevent herself from fainting.
" You are early this morning," he remarked, but she imagined he was glad to see her weakness.
All the horror of what she had just seen boiled up into a sudden hatred of him.
" Are you a devil," she asked passionately, "that you should treat a human being in such a way?"
" The man had disobeyed an order," Rodney answered coldly. "If men were allowed to do such things without punishment, then it would be impossible to control or direct the ship."

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