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CHAPTER FOUR - THE MAN WHO FELT QUEER

foot advanced, hat down by the right knee. Hornblower entered into the spirit of the game, laid his hat against his stomach, and bent himself in the middle three times in quick succession. Thanks to his physical awkwardness he could parody ceremonial solemnity almost without trying.
`Most grave and reverend signor,' said Kennedy, `I bear the compliments of Captain Sir Ed'ard Pellew, who humbly solicits Your Gravity's attendance at dinner at eight bells in the afternoon watch.'
`My respects to Sir Edward,' replied Hornblower, bowing to his knees at the mention of the name, `and I shall condescend to make a brief appearance.'
`I am sure the captain will be both relieved and delighted,' said Kennedy. `I will convey him my felicitations along with your most flattering acceptance.'
Both hats flourished with even greater elaboration than before, but at that moment both young men noticed Mr Bolton, the officer of the watch, looking at them from the windward side, and they hurriedly put their hats on and assumed attitudes more consonant with the dignity of officers holding their warrants from King George.
`What's in the captain's mind?' asked Homblower.
Kennedy laid one finger alongside his nose.
`If I knew that I should rate a couple of epaulettes,' he said. `Something's brewing, and I suppose one of these days we shall know what it is. Until then all that we little victims can do is to play unconscious of our doom. Meanwhile, be careful not to let the ship fall overboard.'
There was no sign of anything brewing while dinner was being eaten in the great cabin of the Indefatigable. Pellew was a courtly host at the head of the table. Conversation flowed freely and along indifferent channels among the senior officers present - the two lieutenants, Eccles and Chadd, and the sailing master, Soames. Hornblower and the other junior officer - Mallory, a midshipman of over two years' seniority - kept silent, as midshipmen should, thereby being able to

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