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CHAPTER ELEVEN

bow-chasers would begin to bear. They were bow to bow now, and moving as brightly as a girl at her first dance, she slid between the two galleons.
Rodney could see the Spanish officers pointing at the Santa Perpetua's main mast. He heard orders being yelled, a note of panic in their voices. The men on the fo'c'sle cannon were stooping to look along the sights. Then Master Gadstone gave the order. The Santa Perpetua's broadsides burst into thunder, flame and smoke.
" Keep her at it, men!" Rodney shouted.
And now those hours of drill under the gruelling sun in the Caribbean Sea were justified. The very second the sponges were withdrawn the powder, rammer and shot were ready for insertion down the muzzles of the guns. The crews flung themselves on the tackles and the guns roared out again.
The men with the arquebuses and the archers had picked their men. The cannon, too, were sweeping the decks and thundering low against the galleons' sides.
As the smoke cleared, Rodney could see that the galleon on the larboard side had suffered the most. She had been nearer than the other. Her main mast was tipping forward like a broken wing, the deck was a swirling mass of spars and canvas, with dead men lying in heaps beneath them.
The other galleon had lost her mizzen mast and there were several ugly, gaping holes in her hull ; but her crew was the quicker of the two and now the Santa Perpetua was jarred by the impact of the shot from her cannon. The rigging parted in several places above Rodney's head. There was a shower of splinters which were more deadly than the shot from Spanish muskets ; then they were out of reach.
" Starboard!" Rodney roared to the helmsman. "Stand by your guns on the larboard side!"
It was a difficult maneeuvre to bring the Santa Perpetua round and to train her guns on the galleons' great over-ornamented sterns, but they managed it. A few seconds later, raked from astern, the second galleon was as helpless as her companion. Her mizzen mast was down, the sails trailed over her sides and down into the sea; and though her stern guns were still firing, the shots were wild and quite ineffectual.

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