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CHAPTER ONE - THE EVEN CHANCE

`Here's to the West India convoy,' said Simpson, taking a pull at his beer. `Long may it be delayed.'
Simpson was actually genial, activity and beer and a warm fire thawing him into a good humour; it was not time yet for the liquor to make him quarrelsome; Hornblower sat on the other side of the fire and sipped beer without gin in it and studied him, marvelling that for the first time since he had boarded the Jar.rtir.ian his unhappiness should have ceased to be active but should have subsided into a dull misery like the dying away of the pain of a throbbing tooth.
`Give us a toast, boy,' said Simpson.
`Confusion to Robespierre,' said Hornblower lamely.
The door opened and two more officers came in, one a midshipman while the other wore the single epaulette of a lieutenant - it was Chalk of the Goliath, the officer in general charge of the press gangs sent ashore. Even 'Simpson made room for his superior rank before the fire.
`The convoy is still not signalled,' announced Chalk. And then he eyed Hornblower keenly. `I don't think I have the pleasure of your acquaintance.'
`Mr Hornblower - Lieutenant Chalk,' introduced Simpson. `Mr Hornblower is distinguished as the midshipman who was seasick in Spithead.'
Hornblower tried not to writhe as Simpson tied that label on him. He imagined that Chalk was merely being polite when he changed the subject.
`Hey, potman! Will you gentlemen join me in a glass? We have a long wait before us, I fear. Your men are all properly posted, Mr Simpson?,
'Yes, sir.'
Chalk was an active man. He paced about the room, stared out of the window at the rain, presented his midshipman - Caldwell - to the other two when the drinks arrived, and obviously fretted at his enforced inactivity.
`A game of cards to pass the time?' he suggested. 'Excellent! Hey, potman! Cards and a table and another light.'

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