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CHAPTER FIVE - THE MAN WHO SAW GOD

with him. But Hornblower sensed that the recent conversation was a source of amusement to the rest of his division, and he did not like it.
After divisions he tackled Mr Low the surgeon, in the gunroom.
'Boils?' said Low. `Of course the men have boils. Salt pork and split peas for nine weeks on end - what d'you expect but boils? Boils - gurry sores - blains - all the plagues of Egypt.'
`On their faces?'
`That's one locality for boils. You'll find out others from
your own personal experience.'
`Does your mate attend to them?' persisted Hornblower.
`Of course.'
`What's he like?'
`Muggridge ?'
`Is that his name?'
`He's a good surgeon's mate. Get him to compound a black draught for you and you'll see. In fact, I'd prescribe one for you - you seem in a mighty bad temper, young man.'
Mr Low finished his glass of rum and pounded on the table for the steward. Hornblower realized that he was lucky to have found Low sober enough to give him even this much information, and turned away to go aloft so as to brood over the question in the solitude of the mizzen-top. This was his new station in action; when the men were not at their quarters a man might find a little blessed solitude there - something hard to find in the crowded Indefatigable. Bundled up in his peajacket, Hornblower sat in the mizzen-top; over his head the mizzen-topmast drew erratic circles against the grey sky; beside him the topmast shrouds sang their high-pitched note in the blustering gale, and below him the life of the ship went on as she rolled and pitched, standing to the northward under close reefed topsails. At eight bells she would wear to the southward again on her incessant patrol. Until that time Hornblower was free to meditate on the boils on Styles' face

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