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CHAPTER THREE - THE PENALTY OF FAILURE

Yes,' said Hornblower, exasperated at his own forgetfulness.
He drew the hammer back with a click, and the menacing soundd made more acute still the French captain's sense of his own danger, with a cocked and loaded pistol pointed at his stomach in a heaving boat. He waved his hands desperately. `Please,' he said, `point it some other way, sir.'
He drew farther back, huddling against the men behind him.
`Hey, avast there, you,' shouted Matthews loudly - a French sailor was trying to let go the halliard unobserved.
`Shoot any man who looks dangerous, Matthews,' said Hornblower.
He was so intent on enforcing his will upon these men, so desperately anxious to retain his liberty, that his face was contracted into a beast-like scowl. No one looking at him could doubt his determination for a moment. He would allow no human life to come between him and his decisions. There was still a third pistol in his belt, and the Frenchmen could guess that if they tried a rush a quarter of them at least would meet their deaths before they overpowered the Englishmen, and the French captain knew he would be the first to die. His expressive hands, waving out from his sides - he could not take his eyes from the pistol - told his men to make no further resistance. Their murmurings died away, and the captain began to plead.
`Five years I was in an English prison during the last war,' he said. `Let us reach an agreement. Let us go to France. When we reach the shore - anywhere you choose, sir - we will land and you can continue on your journey. Or we can all land, and I will use all my influence to have you and your men sent back to England under cartel, without exchange or ransom. I swear I will.'
`No,' said Hornblower.
England was far easier to reach from here than from the French Biscay coast; as for the other suggestion, Hornblower

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