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CHAPTER NINE - NOAH'S ARK

gold every month must make a dazzling prospect for a pirate $ey in these days of convoys.'
`Way 'nough,' called the coxswain. `Oars!'
The longboat came gliding alongside the jetty and hooked on neatly. A few seated figures in the shade turned eyes at least, and in some cases even their heads as well, to look at the British boat's crew. A number of swarthy Moors appeared on the decks of the xebecs and gazed down at them, and one or two shouted remarks to them.
`No doubt they are describing the ancestry of the infidels,' said Tapling. `Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me, especially when I do not understand them. Where's our man?'
He shaded his eyes to look along the waterfront.
`No one in sight, sir, that looks like a Christian,' said Hornblower.
`Our man's no Christian,' said Tapling. `White, but no Christian. White by courtesy at that - French-Arab-Levantine mixture. His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Oran pro tenr., and a Mussulman from expediency. Though there are very serious disadvantages about being a true believer. Who would want four wives at any time, especially when he pays for the doubtful privilege by abstaining from wine?'
Tapling stepped up onto the jetty and Hornblower followed him. The gentle swell that rolled up the Gulf broke soothingly below them, and the blinding heat of the noonday sun was reflected up into their faces from the stone blocks on which they stood. Far down the Gulf lay the two anchored ships - the storeship and H.M.S. Indefatigable - lovely on the blue and silver surface. .
`And yet I would rather see Drury Lane on a Saturday night,' said Tapling.
He turned back to look at the city wall, which guarded the place from seaborne attack. A narrow gate, flanked by bastions, opened onto the waterfront. Sentries in red caftans were visible on the summit. In the deep shadow of the gate

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