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CHAPTER ONE - THE EVEN CHANCE

`That is something it is better not to know,' answered Masters, changing the two pistols rapidly from hand to hand so as to confuse everyone.
`What about a second shot?' asked Danvers, and Masters looked up straight and inflexibly at him.
`There will be no second shot,' he said. `Honour is completely satisfied. These two gentlemen have come through this ordeal extremely well. No one can now think little of Mr Simpson if he expresses his regret for the occurrence, and no one can think little of Mr Hornblower if he accepts that statement in reparation.'
Hepplewhite burst into a roar of laughter.
`Your faces!' he boomed, slapping his thigh. `You ought to see how you all look ! Solemn as cows!'
`Mr Hepplewhite,' said Masters, `your behaviour is indecorous. Gentlemen, our coaches are waiting on the road, the cutter is at the jetty. And I think all of us would be the better for some breakfast; including Mr Hepplewhite.
That should have been the end of the incident. The excited talk which had gone round the anchored squadron about the unusual duel died away in time, although everyone knew Hornblower's name now, and not as the midshipman who was seasick in Spithead but as the man who was willing to take an even chance in cold blood. But in the Justinian herself there was other talk; whispers which were circulated forward and aft.
`Mr Hornblower has requested permission to speak to you, sir,' said Mr Clay, the first lieutenant, one morning while making his report to the captain.
`Oh, send him in when you go out,' said Keene, and sighed.
Ten minutes later a knock on his cabin door ushered in a very angry young man.
`Sir!' began Hornblower.
`I can guess what you're going to say,' said Keene.
`Those pistols in the duel I fought with Simpson were not loaded!'

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