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CHAPTER TWO - THE CARGO OF RICE

`We'll square away,' he said. 'Matthews, send a man to the wheel.'
He himself gave a hand at the braces; the wind had moderated and he felt his men could handle the brig under her present sail.
`What course, sir?' asked the man at the wheel, and Hornblower dived into his pocket for his scrap of paper.
'Nor'-east by north,' he said, reading it out.
'Nor'-east by north, sir,' said the helmsman; and the Marie Galante, running free, set her course for England.
Night was closing in by now, and all round the circle of the horizon there was not a sail in sight. There must be plenty of ships just over the horizon, he knew, but that did not do much to ease his feeling of loneliness as darkness came on. There was so much to do, so much to bear in mind, and all the responsibility lay on his unaccustomed shoulders. The prisoners had to be battened down in the forecastle, a watch had to be set - there was even the trivial matter of hunting up flint and steel to light the binnacle lamp. A hand forward as a lookout, who could also keep an eye on the prisoners below; a hand aft at the wheel. Two hands snatching some sleep - knowing that to get in any sail would be an all-hands job - a hasty meal of water from the scuttle-butt and of biscuit from the cabin stores in the lazarette - a constant eye to be kept on the weather. Hornblower paced the deck in the darkness.
`Why don't you get some sleep, sir?' asked the man at the wheel.
`I will, later on, Hunter,' said Hornblower, trying not to allow his tone to reveal the fact that such a thing had never occurred to him.
He knew it was sensible advice, and he actually tried to follow it, retiring below to fling himself down on the captain's cot; but of course he could not sleep. When he heard the lookout bawling down the companionway to rouse the other two hands to relieve the watch (they were asleep in the next cabin to him) he could not prevent himself from getting

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