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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

said, and he made himself laugh as he spoke, as if everything in the world was a matter of sublime certainty.
`Aye, sir, I suppose she does, sir,' said the startled Jackson; he was fidgeting nervously with his pistols.
`And look at the man there,' went on Hornblower, pointing to a galley slave. `Did you ever see such a beard in your life?'
`N-no, sir.'
`Speak to me, you fool. Talk naturally.'
'I - I dunno what to say, sir.'
`You've no sense, damn you, Jackson. See the welt on that fellow's shoulder? He must have caught it from the overseer's whip not so long ago.'
'Mebbe you're right, sir.'
Hornblower was repressing his impatience and was about to make another speech when he heard a rasping thump alongside and a moment later the gig's crew was pouring over the bulwarks. The relief was inexpressible. Hornblower was about to relax completely when he remembered appearances. He stiffened himself up.
`Glad to see you aboard, sir,' he said, as Lieutenant Chadd swung his legs over and dropped to the maindeck at the break of the forecastle.
`Glad to seeyou,' said Chadd, looking about him curiously.
`These men forrard are prisoners, sir,' said Hornblower. `It might be well to secure them. I think that is all that remains to be done.'
Now he could not relax; it seemed to him as if he must remain strained and tense for ever. Strained and yet stupid, even when he heard the cheers of the hands in the Indefatigable as the galley came alongside her. Stupid and dull, making a stumbling report to Captain Pellew, forcing himself to remember to commend the bravery of Jackson and Oldroyd in the highest terms:
`The Admiral will be pleased,' said Pellew, looking at Hornblower keenly.
`I'm glad, sir,' Hornblower heard himself say.

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