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CHAPTER THREE - THE PENALTY OF FAILURE

knew enough about the new government washed up by the revolution in France to be sure that they would never part with prisoners on the representation of a merchant captain. And trained seamen were scarce in France; it was his duty to keep these dozen from returning.
`No,' he said again, in reply to the captain's fresh protests.
`Shall I clout 'im on the jaw, sir?' asked Hunter, at Hornblower's side.
`No,' said Hornblower again; but the Frenchman saw the gesture and guessed at the meaning of the words, and subsided into sullen silence.
But he was roused again at the sight of Hornblower's pistol on his knee, still pointed at him. A sleepy finger might press that trigger.
`Sir,' he said, `put that pistol away, I beg of you. It is dangerous.'
Hornblower's eye was cold and unsympathetic.
`Put it away, please. I will do nothing to interfere with your command of this boat. I promise you that.'
`Do you swear it?'
`I swear it.'
`And these others?'
The captain looked round at his crew with voluble explanations, and grudgingly they agreed.
`They swear it too.'
`Very well, then.'
Hornblower started to replace the pistol in his belt, and remembered to put it on half-cock in time to save himself from shooting himself in the stomach. Everyone in the boat relaxed into apathy. The boat was rising and swooping rhythmically now, a far more comfortable motion than when it had jerked to a sea-anchor, and Hornblower's stomach lost some of its resentment. He had been two nights without sleep. His head lowered on his chest, and then he leaned sideways against Hunter, and slept peacefully, while the boat, with the wind nearly abeam, headed steadily for England.

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