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CHAPTER SIX

Over and over in his mind he asked himself the question whether he had done the right thing in running away. He could see again-all too vividly-the surprise and contempt in Lizbeth's eyes, the expression of astonishment on Barlow's face and what he fancied was scorn on those of his other officers.
The Sea Hawk had played the part of a coward ; and yet Rodney could see no other course which he could possibly have taken without being foolhardy to the point of suicide. It might sound very heroic to die fighting against overwhelming odds; but Rodney wanted to live, he wanted to take the Sea Hawk back to Plymouth, not to leave her, a broken hull, at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea.
There was nothing else he could have done, he told himself as he set his jaw in defiance. And yet he was human enough to mind the unspoken criticism of those he commanded, to want to recapture their faith and confidence in him.
Just before dawn broke was for Rodney a most searing experience in which he knew a vast and empty loneliness and realized, as he had never realized it before, that the responsibility of command was not always pleasant. His men were tired, the ship was damaged, and yet when the light came they might have to fight a bitter and bloody battle which they must win to live, for to lose meant extermination.
Then, by the blessing of God, the sea was empty! The waves, choppy from last night's wind, reflected the deep, vivid blue of the sky. For some moments Rodney waited, tense, for the voice of the look-out telling him there was a sail in sight. When no voice came from the masthead, he looked round the deck and realized there was a great deal to be done.
The quarter-deck was furrowed and grooved with jagged splinters pared off the wood. There were piles of torn rigging and wreckage on the half-deck and around the fo'c'sle. The surgeon, Master Dobson, lay where he had died, but someone had had the decency to throw some sailcloth over him.
Rodney heard Barlow give an order to two seamen who proceeded towards the shrouded corpse. There would have to be a burial service later, Rodney knew, and he wondered how many more bodies would join that of the surgeon.
But before he had time to trouble himself with the dead he

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