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CHAPTER NINE - NOAH'S ARK

`Then come on board and speak to him. What the devil -?'
'Please ask the Captain if I may speak to him.'
Pellew appeared at the after-cabin window; he could hardly have helped hearing the bellowed conversation.
`Yes, Mr Hornblower?'
Hornblower told him the news.
`Keep to loo'ard, Mr Hornblower.'
`Yes, sir. But the stores -'
`What about them?'
Hornblower outlined the situation and made his request.
`It's not very regular,' mused Pellew. `Besides -'
He did not want to shout aloud his thoughts that perhaps everyone in the longboat would soon be dead of plague.
`We'll be all right, sir. It's a week's rations for the squadron.'
That was the point, the vital matter. Pellew had to balance the possible loss of a transport brig against the possible gain of supplies, immeasurably more important, which would enable the squadron to maintain its watch over the outlet to the Mediterranean. Looked at in that light Hornblower's suggestion had added force.
`Oh, very well, Mr Hornblower. By the time you bring the stores out I'll have the crew transferred. I appoint you to the command of the Caroline.'
`Thank you, sir.'
`Mr Tapling will continue as passenger with you.'
`Very good, sir.'
So when the crew of the longboat, toiling and sweating at the sweeps, brought the two lighters down the bay, they found the Caroline swinging deserted at her anchors, while a dozen curious telescopes from the Indefatigable watched the proceedings. Hornblower went up the brig's side with half a dozen hands.
`She's like a blooming Noah's Ark, sir,' said Maxwell.
The comparison was apt; the Caroline was flush-decked, and the whole available deck area was divided by partitions into stalls for the cattle, while to enable the ship to be worked light

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