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CHAPTER SIX - THE FROGS AND THE LOBSTERS

clumsily handled, went off unexpectedly. The last man came down the slope as the colour party reached the water's edge and began to climb into a boat with its precious burden. A wild yell went up from the French, and their whole mass came rushing towards the evacuated position.
`Now, sir,' said Edrington, turning his horse seawards.
Hornblower fell from his saddle as his horse splashed into the shallows. He let go of the reins and plunged out, waist deep, shoulder deep, to where the longboat lay on its oars with its four-pounder gun in its bows and Bracegirdle beside it to haul him in. He looked up in time to see a curious incident; Edrington had reached the Indefatigable's gig, still holding his horse's reins. With the French pouring down the beach towards them, he turned and took a musket from the nearest soldier, pressed the muzzle to the horse's head, andd fired. The horse fell in its death agony in the shallows; only Hornblower's roan remained as prize to the Revolutionaries.
`Back water!' said Bracegirdle, and the longboat backed away from the beach; Hornblower lay in the eyes of the boat feeling as if he had not the strength to move a limb, and the beach was covered with shouting, gesticulating Frenchmen, lit redly by the sunset.
`One moment,' said Bracegirdle, reaching for the lanyard of the four-pounder, and tugging at it smartly.
The gun roared out in Hornblower's ear, and the charge cut a swathe of destruction on the beach.
`That was canister,' said Bracegirdle. `Eighty-four balls. Easy, port! Give way, starboard V
The longboat turned, away from the beach and towards the welcoming ships. Hornblower looked back at the darkening coast of France. This was the end of an incident; his country's attempt to overturn the Revolution had met with a bloody repulse. Newspapers in Paris would exult; the Ga.~ette in London would give the incident five cold lines. Clairvoyant, Hornblower could foresee that in a year's time the world would hardly remember the incident. In twenty years it would be

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