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CHAPTER THREE - THE PENALTY OF FAILURE

the port tack, heading for England. He stood up, spluttering angry protests.
`The wind is fair for Bordeaux,' he said, gesticulating with clenched fists. `We could be there by to-morrow. Why do we go north?'
`We go to England,' said Hornblower.
`But - but - it will take us a week ! A week even if the wind stays fair. This boat - it is too crowded. We cannot endure a storm. It is madness.'
Hornblower had guessed at the moment the captain stood up what he was going to say, and he hardly bothered to translate the expostulations to himself. He was too tired and too seasick to enter into an argument in a foreign language. He ignored the captain. Not for anything on earth would he turn the boat's head towards France. His naval career had only just begun, and even if it were to be blighted on account of the loss of the Marie Galante he had no intention of rotting for years in a French prison.
`Sir!' said the French. captain.
The mate who shared the captain's thwart was protesting too, and now they turned to their crew behind them and told them what was going on. An angry movement stirred the crowd.
`Sir!' said the captain again. `I insist that you head towards Bordeaux.'
He showed signs of advancing upon them; one of the crew behind him began to pull the boat-hook clear, and it would be a dangerous weapon. Hornblower pulled one of the pistols from his belt and pointed it at the captain, who, with the muzzle four feet from his breast, fell back before the gesture. Without taking his eyes off him Hornblower took a second pistol with his left hand.
`Take this, Matthews,' he said.
`Aye aye, sir,' said Matthews, obeying; and then, after aa respectful pause, 'Beggin' your pardon, sir, but hadn't you better cock your pistol, sir?'

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