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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

The Indefatigable tacked and headed in toward the Mole. Gibraltar harbour was, as usual, crowded with shipping, for the whole naval effort of England in the Mediterranean was perforce based here. Pellew clewed up his topsails and put his helm over. Then the cable roared out and the Indefatigable swung at anchor.
`Call away my gig,' ordered Pellew.
Pellew favoured dark blue and white as the colour scheme for his boat and its crew - dark blue shirts and white trousers for the men, with white hats with blue ribbons. The boat was of dark blue picked out with white, the oars had white looms and blue blades. The general effect was very smart indeed as the drive of the oars sent the gig skimming over the water to carry Pellew to pay his respects to the port admiral. It was not long after his return that a messenger came scurrying up to Hornblower.
`Captain's compliments, sir, and he'd like to see you in his cabin.'
`Examine your conscience well,' grinned Midshipman Bracegirdle. `What crimes have you committed?'
`I wish I knew,' said Hornblower, quite genuinely.
It is always a nervous moment going in to see the captain in reply to his summons. Hornblower swallowed as he approached the cabin door, and he had to brace himself a little to knock and enter. But there was nothing to be alarmed about; Pellew looked up with a smile from his desk.
'Ah, Mr Hornblower, I hope you will consider this good news. There will be an examination for lieutenant to-morrow, in the Santa Barbara there. You are ready to take it, I hope?'
Hornblower was about to say `I suppose so, sir,' but checked himself.
`Yes, sir,' he said - Pellew hated slipshod answers.
`Very well, then. You report there at three P.m. with your certificates and journals.'
`Aye aye, sir.'
That was a very brief conversation for such an important

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