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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

me too that they were pleased with you for what you had done. And one of those admirals is a shareholder in Drury Lane. Whoever would have thought of such a thing? But he smiled at me, and I smiled at him. I did not know he was a shareholder then, and I only smiled out of the kindness of my heart. And all that I told him about my dangers and perils with my precious burden were only histrionic exercises, I am afraid. Yet he believed me, and so struck was he by my smile and my adventures, that he demanded a part for me from Sherry, and behold, now I am playing second lead, usually a tragic mother, and receiving the acclaim of the groundlings. There are compensations in growing old, which I am discovering too. And I have not tasted wine since I saw you last, nor shall I ever again. As one more reward, my admiral promised me that he would forward this letter to you in the next cartel - an expression which no doubt means more to you than to me. I only hope that it reaches you in good time and brings you comfort in your affliction.
I pray nightly for you.
Ever your devoted friend,
Katharine Cobham.'

Comfort in his affliction? A little, perhaps. There was some comfort in knowing that the despatches had been delivered; there was some comfort in a second-hand report that Their Lordships were pleased with him. There was comfort even in knowing that the duchess was re-established on the stage. But the sum total was nothing compared with his misery.
Here was a guard come to bring him to the commandant, and beside the commandant was the Irish renegade who served as interpreter. There were further papers on the commandant's desk - it looked as if the same cartel which had brought in Kitty Cobham's note had brought in letters for the commandant.
`Good afternoon, sir,' said the commandant, always polite, offering a chair.
`Good afternoon, sir, and many thanks,' said Hornblower. He was learning Spanish slowly and painfully. `You have been promoted,' said the Irishman' in English.

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