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CHAPTER NINE - NOAH'S ARK

now, and the hands sat in the bows yarning in low tones, while the others made themselves as comfortable as possible in the sternsheets; the boat rolled peacefully in the tiny swell, the rhythmic sound as the fendoffs creaked between her gunwale and the jetty having a soothing effect while city and port dozed in the blazing afternoon heat. Yet it was not easy for a young man of Hornblower's active temperament to endure prolonged inaction. He climbed up on the jetty to stretch his legs, and paced up and down; a Moor in a white gown and turban came staggering in the sunshine along the waterfront. His gait was unsteady, and he walked with his legs well apart to provide a firmer base for his swaying body.
`What was it you said, sir, about liquor being abhorred by the Moslems?' said Hornblower to Tapling down in the sternsheets.
`Not necessarily abhorred,' replied Tapling, guardedly. `But anathematized, illegal, unlawful, and hard to obtain.'
`Someone here has contrived to obtain some, sir,' said Hornblower.
`Let me see,' said Tapling, scrambling up; the hands, bored with waiting and interested as ever in liquor, landed from the bows to stare as well.
`That looks like a man who has taken drink,' agreed Tapling.
`Three sheets in the wind, sir,' said Maxwell, as the Moor staggered.
`And taken all aback,' supplemented Tapling, as the Moor swerved wildly to one side in a semicircle.
At the end of the semicircle he fell with a crash on his face; his brown legs emerged from the robe a couple of times and were drawn in again, and he lay passive, his head on his arms, his turban fallen on the ground to reveal his shaven skull with a tassel of hair on the crown.
`Totally dismasted,' said Hornblower.
`And hard aground,' said Tapling.
But the Moor now lay oblivious of everything.
`And here's Duras,' said Hornblower.

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