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CHAPTER ONE - THE EVEN CHANCE

spoke, metaphorically waving a red rag before the bull, who charged with gratifying fury.
`Apologize to you, you little whippersnapper !' exploded Simpson, alcohol and outraged dignity speaking simultaneously. `Never this side of Hell.'
`You hear tha t, gentlemen?' said Hornblower. `I have been insulted and Mr Simpson refuses to apologize while insulting me further. There is only one way now in which satisfaction can be given.'
For the next two days, until the West India convoy came in, Hornblower and Simpson, under Chalk's orders, lived the curious life of two duellists forced into each other's society before the affair of honour. Hornblower was careful - as he would have been in any case - to obey every order given him, and Simpson gave them with a certain amount of selfconsciousness and awkwardness. It was during those two days that Hornblower elaborated on his original idea. Pacing through the dockyards with his patrol of seamen at his heels he had plenty of time to think the matter over. Viewed coldly - and a boy of seventeen in a mood of black despair can be objective enough on occasions - it was as simple as the calculations of the chances in a problem at whist. Nothing could be worse than his life in the Justinian, not even (as he had thought already) death itself. Here was an easy death open to him, with the additional attraction that there was a chance of Simpson dying instead. It was at that moment that Hornblower advanced his idea one step further - a new development, startling even to him, bringing him to a halt so that the patrol behind him bumped into him before they could stop.
`Beg your pardon, sir,' said the petty officer.
`No matter,' said Hornblower, deep in his thoughts.
He first brought forward his suggestion in conversation with Preston and Danvers, the two master's mates whom he asked to be his seconds as soon as he returned to the Justinian.
`We'll act for you, of course,' said Preston, looking dubiously at the weedy youth when he made his request.

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