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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

no spy could have hoped that Le Rive would run into the midst of the Spanish fleet.
`I made use of the bottle, I know,' said the Duchess. `I drank. Yes, I did. But I stayed sober in Gibraltar, didn't I? And I won't touch a drop, not a drop, until I'm in England. I'll swear that, too. Please, sir - please. I beg of you. Let me do what I can for my country.'
It was a strange decision for a man of nineteen to have to make - one who had never exchanged a word with an actress in his life before. A harsh voice overside told him that the Spanish boat was about to hook on.
`Keep them, then,' said Hornblower. `Deliver them when you can.'
He had not taken his eyes from her face. He was looking for a gleam of triumph in her expression. Had he seen anything of the sort he would have torn the despatches from her body at that moment. But all he saw was the natural look of pleasure, and it was then that he made up his mind to trust her - not before.
`Oh, thank you, sir,' said the duchess.
The Spanish boat had hooked on now, and a Spanish lieutenant was awkwardly trying to climb aboard. He arrived on the deck on his hands and knees, and Hornblower stepped over to receive him as he got to his feet. Captor and captive exchange bows. Hornblower could not understand what the Spaniard said, but obviously they were formal sentences that he was using. The Spaniard caught sight of the two women aft and halted in surprise; Hornblower hastily made the presentation in what he hoped was Spanish.
`Senor el tenente Espanol,' he said. `Senora la Duquesa de Wharfedale.'
The title clearly had its effect; the lieutenant bowed profoundly, and his bow was received with the most lofty aloofness by the duchess. Hornblower could be sure the despatches were safe. That was some alleviation of the misery of standing here on the deck of his water-logged little ship, a prisoner of

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