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CHAPTER FIVE - THE MAN WHO SAW GOD

those shrouds lay the only way to safety - a sloping path from the peril of the top to the comparative safety of the mainyard.
The mast began to slip, to roll, out towards the end of the yard. Even if the mainyard held, the mizzen-mast would soon fall into the sea alongside. All about them were thunderous noises - spars smashing, ropes parting; the guns were still bellowing and everyone below seemed to be yelling and screaming.
The top lurched again, frightfully. Two of the shrouds parted with the strain, with a noise clearly audible through the other din, and as they parted the mast twisted with a jerk, swinging further round the mizzen-top, the swivel gun, and the two wretched beings who clung to it. Finch's staring blue eyes rolled with the movement of the top. Later Hornblower knew that the whole period of the fall of the mast was no longer than a few seconds, but at this time it seemed as if he had at least long minutes in which to think. Like Finch's, his eyes stared round him, saw the chance of safety.
`The mainyard!' he screamed.
Finch's face bore its foolish smile. Although instinct or training kept him gripping the swivel gun he seemingly had no fear, no desire to gain the safety of the mainyard.
`Finch, you fool!' yelled Hornblower.
He locked a desperate knee round the swivel so as to free a hand with which to gesticulate, but still Finch made no move.
`Jump, damn you!' raved Hornblower. `The shrouds - the yard. Jump!'
Finch only smiled.
`Jump and get to the maintop! Oh, Christ -!' Inspiration came in that frightful moment. `The maintop ! God's there, Finch! Go along to God, quick!'
Those words penetrated into Finch's addled brain. He nodded with sublime unworldliness. Then he let go of the swivel and seemed to launch himself into the air like a frog. His body fell across the mizzen-topmast shrouds and he began

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