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CHAPTER SIX - THE FROGS AND THE LOBSTERS

`Just as well I had them posted there,' remarked Edrington calmly. 'Ah, here comes Mayne's company.'
The force from the ford came marching up. Harsh orders were shouted. Two companies wheeled round while the sergeant-major with his sabre and his silver-headed cane regulated the pace and the alignment as if the men were on the barrack square.
`I would suggest you stay by me, Mr Hornblower,' said Edrington.
He moved his horse up into the interval between the two columns, and Hornblower followed him dumbly. Another , order, and the force began to march steadily across the valley, the sergeants calling the step and the sergeant-major watching the intervals. All round them now were fleeing emigre soldiers, most of them in the last stages of exhaustion - Hornblower noticed more than one of them fall down on the ground gasping and incapable of further movement. And then over the low slope to the right appeared a line of plumes, a line of sabres - a regiment of cavalry trotting rapidly forward. Hornblower saw the sabres lifted, saw the horses break into a gallop, heard the yells of the charging men. The redcoats around him halted; another shouted order, another slow, deliberate movement, and the half-battalion was in a square with the mounted officers in the centre and the colours waving over their heads. The charging horsemen were less than a hundred yards away. Some officer with a deep voice began giving orders, intoning them as if at some solemn ceremony. The first order brought the muskets from the men's shoulders, and the second was answered by a simultaneous click of opened priming pans. The third order brought the muskets to the present along one face of the square.
`Too high!' said the sergeant-major. `Lower, there, number seven.'
The charging horsemen were only thirty yards away; Hornblower saw the leading men, their cloaks flying from their

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