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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

to his defence and patting him on the shoulder. "E's only young, an' thet's nothink to be ashamed of. Somethink to be prard of, for thet matter, to be trusted with a ship at thet hage.'
It was lucky that the announcement of dinner came to save Hornblower from the further confusion into which this kindly remark had thrown him. Hornblower naturally found himself with the riff-raff, the ragtag and bobtail of the middle of the table along with the other junior officers - Sir Hew sat at one end with the duchess, while Lady Dalrymple sat with a commodore at the other. Moreover, there were not nearly as many women as men; that was only to be expected, as Gibraltar was, technically at least, a beleaguered fortress. So Hornblower had no woman on either side of him; at his right sat the young aid-de-camp who had first taken him in charge.
`Your health, Your Grace,' said the commodore, looking down the length of the table and raising his glass.
'Thank'ee,' replied the duchess. `Just in time to save my life. I was wonderin' 'oo'd come to my rescue.'
She raised her brimming glass to her lips and when she put it down again it was empty.
`A jolly boon companion you are going to have,' said the aide-de-camp to Hornblower.
`How is she going to be my companion?' asked Hornblower, quite bewildered.
The aide-de-camp looked at him pityingly:
`So you have not been informed?' he asked. `As always, the man most concerned is the last to know. When you sail with your despatches to-morrow you will have the honour of bearing Her Grace with you to England.'
`God bless my soul,' said Hornblower.
`Let's hope He does,' said the aide-de-camp piously, nosing his wine. `Poor stuff this sweet Malaga is. Old Hare bought a job lot in '95, and every governor since then seems to think it's his duty to use it up.'
`But who is she?' asked Hornblower.

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