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CHAPTER FIVE

but was afraid that, if he said so, his voice would betray his excitement.
" She is at least seven hundred tons, Sir," Barlow's voice said at his elbow.
Rodney did not answer for a moment, he was watching the ship approach. He was well aware that her guns would outmatch his. She was big, and the `Spanish castles of the sea', as they called them, could afford to carry very heavy guns and those of a long range.
" Clear for action!"
The bulkheads came down, the ship's boys gave a cheer as they came running up with powder for the guns between which the black iron spheres were set ready for instant use. On the starboard side the guns were run out on their wooden trucks and loaded within a few seconds ; on the port side the crews were ramming in the charges of shot and heaving the guns into position.
" Cleared for action, Sir," said Barlow.
Rodney opened his lips to speak, but the words were
checked by a sudden shriek from the masthead: "Sail ho!"
Rodney jerked his head upwards as the look-out continued: "On the starboard bow, Sir. She's right in the way of the sun-she's a lugger!"
All heads turned towards the starboard. They had been so busily engaged in watching the carrack on the port bow that the lugger had come straight over the horizon before they had seen her. She was two-masted, a pearling lugger from the Gulf of Panama perhaps, but she would be armed and there was no question as to whose flag she was flying.
Rodney began to calculate how long it would be before the ships closed on them. From the Sea Hawk's masthead in the clear light of the Caribbean a ship could be seen from a distance of as much as twenty miles. But the gap between the ships and himself was shortening. He had not long to make up his mind and he knew that, if he dithered and did nothing, he would be crushed between the two of them. He saw the men looking at him as Barlow waited for the orders. He knew in that split second that there was only one order he could give.

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