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CHAPTER NINE - NOAH'S ARK

gangways had been laid over the stalls into a practically continuous upper deck.
`An' all the animiles, sir,' said another seaman.
`But Noah's animals walked in two by two,' said Hornblower. `We're not so lucky. And we've got to get the grain on board first. Get those hatches unbattened.'
In ordinary conditions a working party of two or three hundred men from the Indefatigable would have made short work of getting in the cargo from the lighters, but now it had to be done by the longboat's complement of eighteen. Luckily Pellew had had the forethought and kindness to have the ballast struck out of the holds, or they would have had to do that weary job first.
`Tail on to those tackles, men,' said Hornblower.
Pellew saw the first bundle of grain sacks rise slowly into the air from the lighter, and swung over and down the Caroline s hatchway.
`He'll be all right,' he decided. `Man the capstan and get under way, if you please, Mr Bolton.'
Hornblower, directing the work on the tackles, heard Pellew's voice come to him through the speaking trumpet. `Good luck, Mr Hornblower. Report in three weeks at Gibraltar.'
`Very good, sir. Thank you, sir.'
Hornblower turned back to find a seaman at his elbow knuckling his forehead.
`Beg pardon, sir. But can you hear those cattle bellerin', sir ? 'Tis mortal hot, an' 'tis water they want, sir.'
`Hell,' said Hornblower.
He would never get the cattle on board before nightfall. He left a small party at work transferring cargo, and with the rest of the men he began to extemporize a method of watering the unfortunate cattle in the lighter. Half Caroline's hold space was filled with water barrels and fodder, but it was an awkward business getting water down to the lighter with pump and hose, and the poor brutes down there surged about uncon

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