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CHAPTER FIVE - THE MAN WHO SAW GOD

and the covert grins on the faces of the other men of the division.
Two hands appeared on the stout wooden barricade surrounding the top, and as Hornblower looked up with annoyance at having his meditations interrupted a head appeared above them. It was Finch, another man in Hornblower's division, who also had his station in action here in the mizzentop. He was a frail little man with wispy hair and pale blue eyes and a foolish smile, which lit up his face when, after betraying some disappointment at finding the mizzen-top already occupied, he recognized Hornblower.
`Beg pardon, sir,' he said. `I didn't know as how you was up here.'
Finch was hanging on uncomfortably, back downwards, in the act of transferring himself from the futtock shrouds to the top, and each roll threatened to shake him loose.
`Oh come here if you want to,' said Hornblower, cursing himself for his soft heartedness. A taut officer, he felt, would have told Finch to go back whence he came and not bother him.
`Thank 'ee, sir. Thank 'ee,' said Finch, bringing his leg over the barricade and allowing the ship's roll to drop him into the top.
He crouched down to peer under the foot of the mizzentopsail forward to the mainmast head, and then turned back to smile disarmingly at Hornblower like a child caught in moderate mischief. Hornblower knew that Finch was a little weak in the head - the all embracing press swept up idiots and landsmen to help man the fleet - although he was a trained seaman who could hand, reef and steer. That smile betrayed him.
`It's better up here than down below, sir,' said Finch, apologetically.
`You're right,' said Hornblower, with a disinterested intonation which would discourage conversation.
He turned away to ignore Finch, settled his back again

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