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CHAPTER ELEVEN

"Spaniards, Sir, Spaniards !" Master Gadstone was saying at Rodney's elbow, his eyes dancing with excitement, his feet hardly able to keep still.
" Yes, I know, Master Gadstone. Clear for action!"
There was hardly any need to give the word, the men were already running out the guns, laughing and joking as they did so.
The mist was moving low over the sea in clumps so that one moment the ships would be quite clear and the next moment they would be blotted out completely. In a moment of clearness Rodney saw that the nearest galleon was flying her ensign in friendly innocence, dipping it again and again. He was thankful then that he had placed no pennant upon the Santa Perpetua. She was flagless. They would wait until the last moment before running up the red cross of St. George and leaving the Spaniards in no doubt to what nation they belonged.
" Keep her steady, Master Gadstone," Rodney said sharply.
" Aye, aye, Sir!" Gadstone replied with a lilt in his voice as if Rodney had given him a bag of gold rather than an order.
Rodney had taken Master Gadstone on board the Santa Perpetua purposely, feeling that he was better able than Barlow to keep the young man's exuberance in check. Now he was glad of his enthusiasm. In Gadstone's opinion there was only one thing to be done with Spaniards-attack them whatever the risk, whatever the odds against success.
Rodney knew without looking or asking the look-out that the Sea Hawk was not yet in sight. She had hove-to for some slight repairs and although with her superior speed she would catch up with them later in the day, it was no use waiting for her now. If they were going to grapple with the Spaniards, it was now or never. He set himself to plan the manoeuvres of the encounter which would be upon them all too shortly.
The wind was with the Santa Perpetua, the galleons were having to tack into wind. He saw one of them broadside on now and realized that he had underestimated her size. She was much larger than the Santa Perpetua and her guns would be correspondingly more deadly. The other was about the same tonnage. They were lying as close to each other as was possible, as was the habit of the Spaniards. He would go between them he decided and he gave his orders accordingly.

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