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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

ACTING-LIEUTENANT HORNBLOWER was bringing the sloop Le Reve, prize of H.M.S. Indefatigable, to anchor in Gibraltar Bay. He was nervous ; if anyone had asked him if he thought that all the telescopes in the Mediterranean Fleet were trained upon him he would have laughed at the fantastic suggestion, but he felt as if they were. Nobody ever gauged more cautiously the strength of the gentle following breeze, or estimated more anxiously the distances between the big anchored ships of the line, or calculated more carefully the space Le Reve would need to swing at her anchor. Jackson, his petty officer, was standing forward awaiting the order to take in the jib, and he acted quickly at Hornblower's hail.
'Helm-a-lee,' said Hornblower next, and Le Reve rounded into the wind. 'Brail up !'
Le Reve crept forward, her momentum diminishing as the wind took her way off her.
`Let go!'
The cable growled a protest as the anchor took it out through the hawsehole - that welcome splash of the anchor, telling of the journey's end. Hornblower watched carefully while Le Rive took up on her cable, and then relaxed a little. He had brought the prize safely in. The commodore - Captain Sir Edward Pellew of H.M.S. Indefatigable - had clearly not yet returned, so that it was Hornblower's duty to report to the port admiral.
`Get the boat hoisted out,' he ordered, and then, remembering his humanitarian duty, `and you can let the prisoners up on deck.'
They had been battened down below for the last fortyeight hours, because the fear of a recapture was the nightmare of every prizemaster. But here in the Bay with the

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