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CHAPTER EIGHT

It had been difficult doing things in the dark, feeling their way around an unknown ship built on lines unfamiliar to British seamen.
And now Rodney noticed that they were making fast the sheets, making a decent, seaman-like job of those which had been cast off in a hurry or left uncoiled. He knew that the men, as they hurried about, scurrying up the rigging or shouting instructions one to the other, were determined to impress their mates on board the Sea Hawk when she came alongside. They all desired to show off, a very human weakness in the circumstances.
Rodney grinned to himself as he realized that though the ship might look smart, he and his men were like ragamuffinshalf naked, the few clothes which they had on torn or dirty with their scrambling aboard; barefoot, yet armed with cutlass and knife, they looked what they were, buccaneers and pirates.
Rodney was hungry, too ; but more than food he wanted a shave, a chance to wash, and the feel of a fine linen shirt against his skin.
Already the sun was hot and he knew that in an hour or so it would be hotter still, with every prospect of the wind dying away on them. Before that they would have met the Sea Hawk. She was growing nearer every minute and he could imagine now the excitement and speculation on deck.
He looked up at the main mast and saw that one of the men, without instruction, had taken down the red and yellowcastled banner of Spain; and he remembered that he should have given orders for this and had forgotten it. Master Barlow would have been scanning the main mast anxiously in case the ship to which he was proceeding so confidently was not the Santa Perpetua but another ship manned by her rightful owners.
Now Rodney could see, or thought he could, figures standing in the fo'c'sle, and wondered if Lizbeth would be amongst them. He was sure she would be there. She would not call him a coward now : for though she had apologized for her words, they still had the power to rankle and hurt him.
In capturing the Santa Perpetua he had justified, if it had needed any justification, the action he took in running away

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