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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

the ship there was wrapped in flame. She had every sail set an was heading straight into the crowded anchorage.
`Fire ships!'
`Officer of the watch! Call my gig!' bellowed Foster.
A line of fire ships was running before the wind, straight at the crowd of anchored ships. The Santa Barbara was full of the wildest bustle as the seamen and marines came pouring on deck, and as captains and candidates shouted for boats to take them back to their ships. A line of orange flame lit up the water, followed at once by the roar of a broadside; some ship was firing her guns in the endeavour to sink a fire ship. Let one of those blazing hulls make contact with one of the anchored ships, even for a few seconds, and the fire would be transmitted to the dry, painted timber, to the tarred cordage, to the inflammable sails, so that nothing would put it out. To men in highly combustible ships filled with explosives fire was the deadliest and most dreaded peril of the sea.
`You shore boat, there!' bellowed Hammond suddenly. `You shore boatl Come alongside! Come alongside, blast you !'
His eye had been quick to sight the pair-oar rowing by.
`Come alongside or I'll fire into you!' supplemented Foster. . `Sentry, there, make ready to give them a shot!'
At the threat the wherry turned and glided towards the mizzen chains.
`Here you are, gentlemen,' said Hammond.
The three captains rushed to the mizzen chains and flung themselves down into the boat. Hornblower was at their heels. He knew there was small enough chance of a junior officer getting a boat to take him back to his ship, to which it was his bounden duty to go as soon as possible. After the captains had reached their destinations he could use this boat to reach the Indefatigable. He threw himself off into the sternsheets as she pushed off, knocking the breath out of Captain Harvey, his sword scabbard clattering on the gunwale. But

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