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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

which they were doubtful. One little group was passing a bottle from hand to hand, presumably in an effort to keep up their courage. But no sooner had Hornblower entered than a stream of newcomers followed him. The cabin began to fill, and soon it was tightly packed. Half the forty men present found seats on the deck, and the others were forced to stand.
`Forty years back,' said a loud voice somewhere, `my grandad marched with Clive to revenge the Black Hole of Calcutta. If he could but have witnessed the fate of his posterity!'
`Have a drink,' said another voice, `and to hell with care.'
`Forty of us,' commented a tall, thin, clerkly officer, counting heads. `How many of us will they pass, do you think? Five?'
`To hell with care,' repeated the bibulous voice in the corner, and lifted itself in song. 'Begone, dull care; I prithee be gone from me -'
`Cheese it, you fooll' rasped another voice. `Hark to that!'
The air was filled with the long-drawn twittering of the pipes of the bos'n's mates, and someone on deck was shouting an order.
`A captain coming on board,' remarked someone.
An officer had his eye at the crack of the door. `It's Dreadnought Foster,' he reported.
`He's a tail twister if ever there was one,' said a fat young officer, seated comfortably with his back to the bulkhead. Again the pipes twittered.
`Harvey, of the dockyard,' reported the lookout.
The third captain followed immediately. `It's Black Charlie Hammond,' said the lookout. `Looking as if he'd lost a guinea and found sixpence.'
`Black Charlie?' exclaimed someone, scrambling to his feet in`haste and pushing to the door. `Let's see! So it is! Then here is one young gentleman who will not stay for an answer. I know too well what that answer would be. "Six months

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