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CHAPTER TWO - THE CARGO OF RICE

indicate his men with a wave of the hand and himself with a tap on the chest.
`I have a cook,' said the captain.
It took some time to arrange the terms of a truce. The Frenchmen were to be allowed on deck, the cook was to provide food for everyone on board, and while these amenities were permitted, until noon, the French would make no attempt to take the ship.
`Good,' said the captain at length; and when Hornblower had given the necessary orders permitting the release of the crew he shouted for the cook and entered into an urgent discussion regarding dinner. Soon smoke was issuing satisfactorily from the galley chimney.
Then the captain looked up at the grey sky, at the close reefed topsails, and glanced into the binnacle at the compass.
`A foul wind for England,' he remarked.
`Yes,' said Hornblower shortly. He did not want this Frenchman to guess at his trepidation and bitterness.
The captain seemed to be feeling the motion of the brig under his feet with attention.
`She rides a little heavily, does she not?' he said.
`Perhaps,' said Hornblower. He was not familiar with the Marie Galante, nor with ships at all, and he had no opinion on the subject, but he was not going to reveal his ignorance.
`Does she leak?' asked the captain.
`There is no water in her,' said Hornblower.
'Ah!' said the captain. `But you would find none in the well. We are carrying a cargo of rice, you must remember.'
`Yes,' said Hornblower.
He found it very hard at that moment to remain outwardly unperturbed, as his mind grasped the implications of what was being said to him. Rice would absorb every drop of water taken in by the ship, so that no leak would be apparent on sounding the well - and yet every drop of water taken in would deprive her of that much buoyancy, all the same.
`One shot from your cursed frigate struck us in the hull,'

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