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CHAPTER EIGHT

from superior odds and refusing to risk his ship and the lives of his men in a fight which could only have destroyed them. He had been right-of course he had been right ; and although it was childish to have a feeling of elation at having justified himself, Rodney felt childish at the moment.
The Sea Hawk was coming nearer every moment and now he could see those aboard her waving excitedly. Barlow was managing her well, Rodney noticed, keeping her on a steady course and making the most of every breath of wind. For the thousandth time since he left Plymouth he told himself that he was lucky in having Barlow with him. He was a man one could trust, and though he would always lack initiative and that unaccountable touch of inspiration which was necessary in every good commander, as a second-in-command he was peerless and beyond criticism.
The Sea Hawk was within earshot now and the men were cheering. The sound of it brought a sudden lump to Rodney's throat. It was so English, so much a touch of home, the men cheering the capture of the Santa Perpetua as they might have cheered a game or the sight of port itself after a long voyage. They had not reproached him when he ran away from the Spanish carrack and the pearling lugger, but he knew that he had disappointed them. Now they were giving him their fullhearted approval, and he felt suddenly almost absurdly gratified and pleased that he had done what they expected of him.
It was not difficult to heave to in the open sea. The breeze had practically died away. A boat was lowered from the Sea Hawk and Rodney was amused to see that the first person to climb up the side of the Santa Perpetua was Lizbeth. She could be quiet and unobtrusive if necessary; but when it came to getting something she wanted, she took full advantage of her position as an honoured guest.
" Oh, Rodney! You've done it!"
Her hands clung to his and she was forgetful of everything, including caution, m her excitement.
" My congratulations, Sir!"
Barlow's welcome was formal, but there was no mistaking the excitement in his face, too. His eyes were roving round,

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