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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

`Now that we've lost poor Soames,' went on Pellew, `we shall need another watch-keeping officer. I have it in mind to give you an order as acting-lieutenant.'
`Thank you, sir,' said Hornblower, still stupid.
Soames had been a grey-haired officer of vast experience. He had sailed the seven seas, he had fought in a score of actions. But, faced with a new situation, he had not had the quickness of thought to keep his boat from under the ram of the galley. Soames was dead, and acting-lieutenant Hornblower would take his place. Fighting madness, sheer insanity, had won him this promise of promotion. Hornblower had never realized the black depths of lunacy into which he could sink. Like Soames, like all the rest of the crew of the Indefatigable, he had allowed himself to be carried away by his blind hatred for the galleys, and only good fortune had allowed him to live through it. That was something worth remembering.

CHAPTER EIGHT - THE EXAMINATION FOR LIEUTENANT

H.M.S. Indefatigable was gliding into Gibraltar Bay, with Acting-Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower stiff and self-conscious on the quarterdeck beside Captain Pellew. He kept his telescope trained over toward Algeciras; it was a strange situation, this, that major naval bases of two hostile powers should be no more than six miles apart, and while approaching the harbour it was as well to keep close watch on Algeciras, for there was always the possibility that a squadron of Spaniards might push out suddenly to pounce on an unwary frigate coming in.
`Eight ships - nine ships with their yards crossed, sir,' reported Hornblower.
`Thank you,' answered Pellew. `Hands 'bout ship.'

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