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CHAPTER SEVEN - THE SPANISH GALLEYS

the tiller thrust him down with a hand on his shoulde Foster tried to put his hand away, and raised his voice in feeble cry, but the man at the tiller was standing no nonsens He brought out, in a lightning gesture, a knife from his bel The light from the fire ship, burning itself harmlessly out o the shoal in the distance, ran redly along the blade, and Foste ceased to struggle. Men might call him Dreadnought Foster but he could recognize the need for discretion.
`How are we heading?' he asked Hornblower, sufficientl quietly not to irritate their captors.
`North, sir. Maybe they're going to land on the Neutra Ground and make for the Line.'
`That's their best chance,'-agreed Foster.
He turned his neck uncomfortably to look back up the harbour.
`Two other ships burning themselves out up there,' he said. `There were three fire ships came in, I fancy.'
`I saw three, sir.'
`Then there's no damage done. But a bold endeavour. Whoever would have credited the Dons with making such an attempt?'
`They have learned about fire ships from us, perhaps, sir,' suggested Hornblower.
`We may have "nursed the pinion that impelled the steel, ' you think?'
`It is possible, sir.'
Foster was a cool enough customer, quoting poetry and discussing the naval situation while being carried off into captivity by a Spaniard who guarded him with a drawn knife. Cool might be a too accurate adjective; Hornblower was shivering in his wet clothes as the chill night air blew over him, and he felt weak and feeble after all the excitement and exertions of the day.
`Boat ahoy!' came a hail across the water; there was a dark nucleus in the night over there. The Spaniard in the sternsheets instantly dragged the tiller over, heading the boat

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