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CHAPTER SEVEN

star as it appeared above them, shimmering through the velvet sky. Still they must wait, while Rodney's thoughts were with Gadstone who, by this time, should be nearing his place of concealment above the village. An Indian would meet them there.
tGadstone and his men were to hide, watching everything that was taking place, and to do nothing if all went well until they heard three blasts on a whistle from the Santa Perpetua. That was the signal and when Rodney gave it they were to leave at once, running as quickly as their legs could carry them back to the Sea Hawk to get on board before she sailed o join the captured ship.
But if things went wrong, then Gadstone's little band was to cause a diversion. They had several fire bombs with them and each man carried a javelin tipped with tar; and although they could do 'Little against a large number of Spaniards, they might at least cause some confusion and divert attention, if it was necessary, from the ship lying in the harbour.
That was Rodney's plan for Gadstone, and Barlow had his orders. Now there was only his own part to be executed. In a whisper he gave the order for the boat to proceed. Dipping the oars with the utmost caution, they crept round the coast and suddenly the harbour opened up before them and they saw that the party ashore was, as the Indian Chief promised, in full progress.
Four great bonfires were burning, as well as the other fires on which the bullocks and pigs were being cooked. The light was enough to reveal the merry-makers sprawling around on the soft sand, their arms encircling the flower-bedecked Indian maidens, while they ate and drank the food and wine that was being plied upon them by the older members of the village. Behind the native huts was a compound guarded by sentries in which the galley slaves were imprisoned.
In the bay lay the Santa Perpetua, her high masts visible against the sky. It was difficult to see anything very clearly and yet Rodney was sure she lay in deep water and he reckoned that it would take at least three or four minutes for a boat to reach her from the shore.
A burble of voices and laughter came from the party on

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