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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

that for the last three minutes, the galley had been cutting over the blue seas unsteered.
`Take the tiller, Oldroyd,' he ordered.
Was that a galley disappearing into the hazy distance? It must be, and far in its wake was the longboat. And there, on the port bow, was the gig, resting on her oars - Hornblower could see little figures standing waving in bow and stern, and it dawned upon him that this was in acknowledgement of the hauling down of the Spanish colours. Another musket banged off forward, and the rail close at his hip was struck a tremendous blow which sent gilded splinters flying in the sunlight. But he had all his wits about him again, and he ran back over the dying men; at the after end of the poop he was out of sight of the gangway and safe from shot. He could still see the gig on the port bow.
`Starboard your helm, Oldroyd.'
The galley turned slowly - her narrow length made her unhandy if the rudder were not assisted by the oars - but soon the bow was about to obscure the gig.
`Midships !'
Amazing that there, leaping in the white water that boiled under the galley's stern, was the jolly boat with one live man and two dead men still aboard.
`Where are the others, Bromley?' yelled Jackson.
Bromley pointed overside. They had been shot from the taffrail at the moment that Hornblower and the others were preparing to attack the poop.
`Why in hell don't you come aboard?'
Bromley took hold of his left arm with his right; the limb was clearly useless. There was no reinforcement to be obtained here, and yet full possession must be taken of the galley. Otherwise it was even conceivable that they would be carried off to Algeciras; even if they were masters of the rudder the man who controlled the oars dictated the course of the ship if he willed. There was only one course left to try.
Now that his fighting madness had ebbed away, Hornblower

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