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CHAPTER ONE - THE EVEN CHANCE

fashion that this boy had a vein of caution or foresight in his temperament and was already studying his new surroundings with a view to being prepared for his next experiences. So might Daniel have looked about him at the lions when he first entered their den.
The dark eyes met Masters', and the gawky figure came to a halt, raising a hand selfconsciously to the brim of his dripping hat. His mouth opened and tried to say something, but closed again without achieving its object as shyness overcame him, but then the newcomer nerved himself afresh and forced himself to say the formal words he had been coached to utter.
`Come aboard, sir.'
`Your name?' asked Masters, after waiting for it for a moment.
`H-Horatio Hornblower, sir. Midshipman,' stuttered the boy.
`Very good, Mr Hornblower,' said Masters, with the equally formal response. `Did you bring your dunnage aboard with you ?'
Hornblower had never heard that word before, but he still had enough of his wits about him to deduce what it meant.
`My sea chest, sir. It's - it's forrard, at the entry port.'
Hornblower said these things with the barest hesitation; he knew that at sea they said them, that they pronounced the word `forward' like that, and that he had come on board through the °entry port', but it called for a slight effort to utter them himself.
`I'll see that it's sent below,' said Masters. `And that's where you'd better go, too. The captain's ashore, and the first lieutenant's orders were that he's not to be called on any account before eight bells, so I advise you, Mr Hornblower, to get out of those wet clothes while you can.'
`Yes, sir,' said Hornblower; his senses told him, the moment he said it, that he had used an improper expression - the look on Masters' face told him, and he corrected himself (hardly believing that men really said these things off the

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