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CHAPTER FIVE

bulwark amid a shower of splinters. Another shot skimmed along the planking of the fo'c'sle. A man fell with a crash and there was a sudden wave of crimson staining the deck. Rodney saw who it was as the man fell-it was Dobson, the ship's surgeon.
There was the sudden roar of the Sea Hawk's cannon and a flash of flame, vivid and glowing, which told Rodney that darkness had nearly fallen. In a few moments it would be completely dark. Another shot splintered below.
" Cease fire!" he shouted.
He imagined, rather than saw the surprise on Barlow's face.
" Cease fire, Sir?"
" At once, Master Barlow."
It was too late to prevent another shot, and a second later they saw an answering flash of fire from the Spanish galleon. Rodney knew that the Sea Hawk could no longer be seen, for he could only locate the Spanish ship by the fire from her guns.
The wind was freshening and as he felt it blow upon his cheeks, Rodney made the second momentous decision of the evening. If they kept straight ahead, he argued with himself, the Spaniard would be able to follow them, overhaul them and keep firing where she expected them to be.
What was more, she would be near at hand, when dawn broke, to finish the destruction she had already begun. Nights' were short in the Caribbean-they would not have many hours in which to get away from her. To do this and to escape he had to try methods other than the obvious. He decided to alter course and to turn nor'west, which would give them a less favourable wind but which would be the last thing the Spaniard would expect them to do.
He gave the order and knew that Barlow and the helmsman thought he was demented. He was blessing the darkness, blessing the chance of saving his ship-that was all that mattered for the moment, that the ship should be saved ; and even if they had run away, they would all live to fight another day.
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