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CHAPTER FIVE

"Set the topsail, Master Barlow," he said.
He fancied there was the slightest hesitation before Barlow repeated the order.
" Clap on more sail-ease the halliards," Rodney added.
Again Barlow relayed the order.
" Keep her steady as she goes, Master Barlow," he said a
moment later.
There was a fresh breeze blowing which caught the sails. The men were scurrying about the decks, being cursed by Petty Officers as they sprang up the rigging. The crew was ready with the sheets and braces. Gun crews were waiting as a runner might wait to start on a race.
Rodney stared across the water to the carrack. She was coming more quickly than the lugger, which was beating against the wind.
" Wind shifting, Sir," Master Barlow said.
" Keep her steady as she goes," Rodney replied.
" As she goes, Sir?" Barlow repeated, the faintest question in his voice.
" That was what I said, Master Barlow."
Barlow understood for the first time what was taking place. Rodney saw his face drop, the sudden quenching of the excitement in his eyes, and then as the Sea Hawk responded to extra sail and gathered speed, the seamen too, realized that they were running away.
A kind of groan went up which seemed to Rodney in that moment one of contempt rather than disappointment, but he appeared to hear nothing. He was watching the galleon approaching on one side and the lugger on the other. Sandwiched between the two there was not a chance for the Sea Hawk ; and yet he knew only too well what his men were feeling.
`We could have tackled one,' he said to himself, `but not two.' Even so the carrack alone could out-class them, out-gun them; and even if they grappled with her and effected some damage, there was every chance they would find themselves at the bottom of the sea before she had finished with them.
He had made his decision, unpopular though it was, and the Sea Hawk with every sail strained to the uttermost was running

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