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CHAPTER FIVE

"It is cruel and wicked," Lizbeth stormed.
" They all know the penalty of disobedience," Rodney said. "'Tis a pity your brother Francis was not here to see it."
He turned on his heel as he spoke and went below to his breakfast, while Lizbeth stood gripping the rail and despising herself because the tears blurred her eyes. The shock of what she had just witnessed made her whole body quiver, and she felt that the sight of that man's torn and bleeding back would haunt her all her life.
She was not to know that Rodney, sitting alone at his breakfast table, had always disliked the floggings that were the
tradition of every ship that sailed the seven seas. He would rather have died than admit such a thing to Lizbeth, for he was bitterly ashamed of such weakness, but though he had seen hundreds of them, they still left him feeling sick in the pit of his
stomach and any breakfast, even a more appetizing one than
that he was eating now, had the taste of sawdust after what he had just seen on deck.
The thought of Lizbeth's white face and trembling fingers
made him push aside his plate after he had eaten only a mouthful or so.
" Curse the wench," he said out loud. "She has asked for it in coming. How can I help what she sees and hears?"
And yet he knew he would never be hardened to pain and suffering wherever he might find it. Just as a flogging disturbed him physically every time he saw it, so Lizbeth's distress had equally the power to hurt him.
Her little face, white and strained by the shock of what she had seen, was like a dagger in his heart. Her eyes were wide and defiant of the tears that were not far away ; and her lips trembled -the lips he had kissed and had never been able to forget.
He swore at himself for being a fool, and yet he could do nothing about it. He could never, it seemed to him, forget her presence aboard his ship and he told himself that his whole joy in the voyage was destroyed because of her.
Having little knowledge of women and believing them to be frail flowers who would crumple up at the first hardship, he had expected her to be ill a few days after they got to sea, but Lizbeth had remained surprisingly well and if she had complaints,

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