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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

`Listen!' he said, as Hornblower appeared.
He half-whispered the word, and in his excitement he omitted the `sir' which was due to his captain - and in his excitement Hornblower did not notice the omission. Horn_ blower listened. He heard the shipboard noises he could expect - the clattering of the blocks as Le Keve lurched, the sound of the sea at her bows. Then he heard other shipboard noises. There were other blocks clattering; the sea was breaking beneath other bows.
`There's a ship close alongside,' said Hornblower.
`Yes, sir,' said 'Hunter. `And after I sent below for you I heard an order given. And it was in Spanish - some foreign tongue, anyway.'
The tenseness of fear was all about the little ship like the fog.
`Call all hands. Quietly,' said Hornblower.
But as he gave the order he wondered if it would be any use. He could send his men to their stations, he could man and load his four-pounders, but if that ship out there in the fog was of any force greater than a merchant ship he was in deadly peril. Then he tried to comfort himself - perhaps the ship was some fat Spanish galleon bulging with treasure, and were he to board her boldly she would become his prize and make him rich for life.
`A 'appy Valentine's day to you,' said a voice beside him, and he nearly jumped out of his skin with surprise. He had actually forgotten the presence of the duchess on board.
`Stop that row !' he whispered furiously at her, and she pulled up abruptly in astonishment. She was bundled up in a cloak and hood against the damp air, and no further detail could be seen of her in the darkness and fog.
`May I hask -' she began.
`Shut up!' whispered Hornblower.
A harsh voice could be heard through the fog, other voices repeating the order, whistles being blown, much noise and bustle.

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