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CHAPTER SEVEN

his side in a tight corner. He stood looking at them, waiting for that sudden pregnant silence that comes just before an orator says his first words. Then with the hot sun beating down he began to speak.
" You know where I went last night," he said, and every man seemed to bend forward a little so that he should not miss one word. "The Indian whom we brought aboard guided me to his village which lies about five miles to the north of us. It is built on the edge of a bay-a natural harbour, very much like the one here, only larger.
" As he and his friends had already told me, there is a Spanish ship anchored there, put in for repairs to her steering. The ship is the Santa Perpetua-a large galleon of over five hundred tons and loaded with treasure from Panama. She was on her way to Havana; and when she does not arrive, there is every chance that other ships will be sent in search of her.
" I am telling you now so that you will realize all that we have to guard against. Our friend, whose father is Chief of the village, thinks that she has approximately two hundred white men aboard, perhaps more. They are most of them experienced fighting men and well armed. They have posted sentries around the village and there is always an armed guard aboard the ship itself, although the officers, and the majority of the men too, have been making the most of their enforced holiday, and enjoying themselves ashore. The Indian girls are not unattractive ; the native wine is potent."
Rodney paused a minute, then looking straight at his audience, he said :
" To-night we are going to take the Santa Perpetua."
A wild cheer rose to every man's lips. It was hastily checked by Master Barlow's "Quiet there", repeated and re-repeated by the Petty Officers.
" We must make no noise," Rodney warned. "Voices carry in this atmosphere. Last night, lying above the native village, I could hear conversations being carried on, orders being given, the sick groaning with fever. We have still many hours of daylight ahead of us and we must keep quiet and still for fear of discovery.
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