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CHAPTER FIVE - THE MAN WHO SAW GOD

silence on both sides; he had always understood that the French were likely to open fire at long range and to squander ineffectively the first carefully loaded broadside.
`When's he goin' to fire?' asked Douglas, echoing Hornblower's thoughts.
`In his own good time,' piped Finch.
The gap of tossing water between the two ships was growing narrower. Hornblower swung the swivel gun round and looked along the sights. He could aim well enough at the Frenchman's quarter-deck, but it was much too long a range for a bag of musket balls - in any case he dared not open fire until Pellew gave permission.
'Them's the men for us!' said Douglas, pointing to the Frenchman's mizzen-top.
It looked as if there were soldiers up there, judging by the blue uniforms and the crossbelts; the French often eked out their scanty crews of trained seamen by shipping soldiers; in the British Navy the marines were never employed aloft. The French soldiers saw the gesture and shook their fists, and a young officer among them drew his sword and brandished it over his head. With the ships parallel to each other like this the French mizzen-top would be Hornblower's particular objective should he decide on trying to silence the firing there instead of sweeping the quarter-deck. He gazed curiously at the men it was his duty to kill. So interested was he that the bang of a cannon took him by surprise; before he could look down the rest of the Frenchman's broadside had gone off in straggling fashion, and a moment later the Indefatigable lurched as all her guns went off together. The wind blew the smoke forward, so that in the mizzen-top they were not troubled by it at all. Hornblower's glance showed him dead men flung about on the Indefatigable's deck, dead men falling on the Frenchman's deck. Still the range was too great - very long musket shot, his eye told him.
`They're shootin' at us, sir,' said Herbert.
`Let 'em,' said Hornblower.

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