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CHAPTER ELEVEN

Rodney guessed that the crew was demoralized, as so often happened with the Spaniards when one came to grips with them.
" Stand by to go about!" he commanded, and the crew cheered as they realized that the battle was over and the Santa Perpetua was homeward bound again.
But the victory had not been achieved without casualties. The deck was splintered and the ornamental woodwork which must have been the pride of those who carved it was battered and slashed in a thousand places, the sails were split and holed, and amongst the debris on deck lay the men who had fallen beneath the Spanish fire.
There were a number of them, Rodney thought, and with an exclamation of horror he saw that Gadstone was amongst them. He was sitting propped against the taffrail with his legs crumpled under him, and a great crimson stain spreading over his doublet above his heart told its own story.
Lizbeth was kneeling beside him. It was only later that Rodney learned that she had been on deck during the whole action. She had gone to the side of the first man who fell, only to find, as she touched him, that he was dead.
It was then above the roar of the guns that she realized that a seaman was speaking to her.
" Master Gadstone, Sir! He's fallen."
She ran across the deck to Gadstone's side. As she went, a splinter struck her shoulder, but was prevented from hurting her by the slashed puffing of her sleeve. She felt it prick her skin, but she paid no heed. It was Master Gadstone of whom she was thinking.
She crouched down beside him, instinctively keeping her head below the bulwarks.
" We've beaten them, haven't we?" Gadstone asked weakly.
" Yes, of course," Lizbeth answered.
" 'Tis a victory!" He tried to cheer, but his voice croaked in his throat. "A victory against those damned Spaniards. ..."
His voice trailed away before the end of the words. As he slumped forward against her, Lizbeth knew that he was dead; but she held his head against her breast, not knowing what else

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