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CHAPTER ONE - THE EVEN CHANCE

`Well enough,' said Hornblower, forbearing to add that he only felt well enough while this kind of conversation was not being carried on.
The hackney coach levelled itself off as it came over the crest of the hill, and stopped beside the common. Another coach stood there waiting, its single candle-lamp burning yellow in the growing dawn.
`There they are,' said Preston; the faint light revealed a shadowy group standing on frosty turf among the gorse bushes.
Hornblower, as they approached, caught a glimpse of Simpson's face as he stood a little detached from the others. It was pale, and Hornblower noticed that at that moment he swallowed nervously, just as he himself was doing. Masters came towards them, shooting his usual keen inquisitive look at Hornblower as they came together.
'This is the moment,' he said, `for this quarrel to be composed. This country is at war. I hope, Mr Hornblower, that you,can be persuaded to save a life for the King's service by not pressing this matter.'
Hornblower looked across at Simpson, while Danvers answered for him.
`Has Mr Simpson offered the proper redress?' asked Danvers.
`Mr Simpson is willing to acknowledge that he wishes the incident had never taken place.'
`That is an unsatisfactory form,' said Danvers. `It does not include an apology, and you must agree that an apology is necessary, sir.'
`What does your principal say?' persisted Masters.
`It is not for any principal to speak in these circumstances,' said Danvers, with a glance at Hornblower, who nodded. All this was as inevitable as the ride in the hangman's cart, and as hideous. There could be no going back now; Hornblower had never thought for one moment that Simpson would apologize, and without an apology the affair must be carried

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