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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

bad begun - to see that his precious ship was in condition to face the sea, and the enemies who swarmed upon the sea. 1ie had four popgun four-pounders to deal with those enemies, which meant that he was safe from no one; his was the weakest vessel at sea, for the smallest trading brig carried a more powerful armament. So that like all weak creatures his only safety lay in flight - Hornblower looked aloft in the half-light, where the sails would be set on which so much might depend. He went over the watch bill with his two watch-keeping officers, Midshipman Hunter and Master's Mate Winyatt, to make sure that every man of his crew of eleven knew his duty. Then all that remained was to put on his smartest seagoing uniform, try to eat breakfast, and wait for the duchess.
She came early, fortunately; Their Excellencies had had to rise at a most unpleasant hour to see her off. Mr Hunter reported the approach of the governor's launch with suppressed excitement.
`Thank you, Mr Hunter,' said Hornblower coldly - that was what the service demanded, even though not so many weeks before they had been playing follow-my-leader through the Indefatigable's rigging together.
The launch swirled alongside, and two neatly dressed sea men hooked on the ladder. Le Beve had such a small free board that boarding her presented no problem even for ladies. The governor stepped on board to the twittering of the only two pipes Le Rive could muster, and Lady Dalrymple followed him. Then came the duchess, and the duchess's companion; the latter was a younger woman, as beautiful as the duchess must once have been. A couple of aides-de-camp followed, and by that time the minute deck of Le Rive was positively crowded, so that there was no room left to bring up the duchess's baggage.
`Let us show you your quarters, Your Grace,' said the governor.
Lady Dalrymple squawked her sympathy at sight' of the minute cabin, which the two cots almost filled, and every

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