Books > Old Books > Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950)


Page 29

CHAPTER ONE - THE EVEN CHANCE

Another shadowy figure loomed up in the darkness.
`Hellish cold,' said Preston. `The devil of a morning to turn out. Nelson, where's that tea?'
The mess attendant came with it as Hornblower was hauling on his trousers. It maddened Hornblower that he shivered enough in the cold for the cup to clatter in the saucer as he took it. But the tea was grateful, and Hornblower drank it eagerly.
`Give me another cup,' he said, and was proud of himself that he could think about tea at that moment.
It was still dark as they went down into the cutter.
`Shove off,' said the coxswain, and the boat pushed off from the ship's side. There was a keen cold wind blowing which filled the dipping lug as the cutter headed for the twin lights that marked the jetty.
`I ordered a hackney coach at the George to be waiting for us,' said Danvers. `Let's hope it is.'
It was there, with the driver sufficiently sober to control his horse moderately well despite his overnight potations. Danvers produced a pocket flask as they settled themselves in with their feet in the straw.
`Take a sip, Hornblower?' he asked, proffering it. `There's no special need for a steady hand this morning.'
`No thank you,' said Hornblower. His empty stomach revolted at the idea of pouring spirits into it.
`The others will be there before us,' commented Preston. `I saw the quarter boat heading back just before we reached the jetty.'
The etiquette of the duel demanded that the two opponents should reach the ground separately; but only one boat would be necessary for the return.
`The sawbones is with them,' said Danvers. `Though God knows what use he thinks he'll be to-day.'
He sniggered, and with overlate politeness tried to cut his snigger off short.
`How are you feeling, Hornblower?' asked Preston.

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE Another shadowy figure loomed up in what is darkness. `Hellish cold,' said Preston. `The fun of a morning to turn out. Nelson, where's that tea?' what is mess attendant came with it as Hornblower was hauling on his trousers. It maddened Hornblower that he shivered enough in what is cold for what is cup to clatter in what is saucer as he took it. But what is tea was grateful, and Hornblower drank it eagerly. `Give me another cup,' he said, and was proud of himself that he could think about tea at that moment. It was still dark as they went down into what is cutter. `Shove off,' said what is coxswain, and what is boat pushed off from what is ship's side. There was a keen cold wind blowing which filled what is dipping lug as what is cutter headed for what is twin lights that marked what is jetty. `I ordered a hackney coach at what is George to be waiting for us,' said Danvers. `Let's hope it is.' It was there, with what is driver sufficiently sober to where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 29 where is strong CHAPTER ONE - what is EVEN CHANCE where is p align="justify" Another shadowy figure loomed up in what is darkness. `Hellish cold,' said Preston. `The fun of a morning to turn out. Nelson, where's that tea?' what is mess attendant came with it as Hornblower was hauling on his trousers. It maddened Hornblower that he shivered enough in the cold for what is cup to clatter in what is saucer as he took it. But the tea was grateful, and Hornblower drank it eagerly. `Give me another cup,' he said, and was proud of himself that he could think about tea at that moment. It was still dark as they went down into what is cutter. `Shove off,' said what is coxswain, and what is boat pushed off from the ship's side. There was a keen cold wind blowing which filled the dipping lug as what is cutter headed for what is twin lights that marked what is jetty. `I ordered a hackney coach at what is George to be waiting for us,' said Danvers. `Let's hope it is.' It was there, with what is driver sufficiently sober to control his horse moderately well despite his overnight potations. Danvers produced a pocket flask as they settled themselves in with their feet in what is straw. `Take a sip, Hornblower?' he asked, proffering it. `There's no special need for a steady hand this morning.' `No thank you,' said Hornblower. His empty stomach revolted at what is idea of pouring spirits into it. `The others will be there before us,' commented Preston. `I saw what is quarter boat heading back just before we reached what is jetty.' what is etiquette of what is duel demanded that what is two opponents should reach what is ground separately; but only one boat would be necessary for what is return. `The sawbones is with them,' said Danvers. `Though God knows what use he thinks he'll be to-day.' He sniggered, and with overlate politeness tried to cut his snigger off short. `How are you feeling, Hornblower?' asked Preston. where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Book Pages:default , 007 , 008 , 009 , 010 , 011 , 012 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253