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CHAPTER FIVE - THE MAN WHO SAW GOD

largely on the force of his own personality. He was only a warrant officer himself; when all was said and done a midshipman was not nearly as important to the ship's economy - and was far more easily replaced - than, say, Washburn, the cooper's mate over there, who knew all about the making and storage of the ship's water barrels.
`Who's in charge here?' he demanded again, and once more received no direct reply.
`We ain't on watch,' said a voice in the background.
Hornblower by now had mastered his horror; his indignation still flared within him, but he could appear outwardly calm.
`No, you're not on watch,' he said coldly. `You're gambling.'
Muggridge took up the defence at that.
`Gambling, Mr Hornblower?' he said. `That's a very serious charge. Just a gentlemanly competition. You'll find it hard to sub - substantiate any charges of gambling.'
Muggridge had been drinking, quite obviously, following perhaps the example of the head of his department. There was always brandy to be got in the medical stores. A surge of wrath made Hornblower tremble; the effort necessary to keep himself standing stock still was almost too much for him. But the rise in internal pressure brought him inspiration.
`Mx Muggridge,' he said icily, `I advise you not to say too much. There are other charges possible, Mr Muggridge. A member of His Majesty's forces can be charged with rendering himself unfit for service, Mr Muggridge. And similarly there might be charges of aiding and abetting which might include you. I should consult the Articles of War if I were you, Mr Muggridge. The punishment for such an offence is flogging round the fleet I believe.'
Hornblower pointed to Styles, with the blood streaming from his bitten face, and gave more force to his argument by the gesture. He had met the men's arguments with a more effective one along the same lines ; they had taken up a legalistic defence and he had legalistically beaten it down.

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