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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

restlessness was seeking an outlet, and after two years of the misery of confinement he did not care whether he lived or died. He went up to the commandant and broke into the argument.
`Sir,' he said, `let me try to save them. Perhaps from the little bay there. ... Perhaps some of the fishermen would come with me.'
The commandant looked at the officer and the officer shrugged his shoulders.
`What do you suggest, sir?' asked the commandant of Hornblower.
`We might carry a boat across the headland from the dockyard,' said Hornblower, struggling to word his ideas in Spanish, `but we must be quick - quick !'
He pointed to the wreck, and force was added to his words by the sight of a roller bursting over the Devil's Teeth.
`How would you carry a boat?' asked the commandant.
To shout his plan in English against that wind would have been a strain; to do so in Spanish was beyond him.
`I can show you at the dockyard, sir,' he yelled. `I cannot explain. But we must hurry !'
'You want to go to the dockyard, then?'
`Yes - oh, yes.'
`Mount behind me, sir,' said the commandant.
Awkwardly Hornblower scrambled up to a seat astride the horse's haunches and clutched at the commandant's belt. He bumped frightfully as the animal wheeled round and trotted down the slope. All the idlers of the town and garrison ran beside them.
The dockyard at Ferrol was almost a phantom organization, withered away like a tree deprived of its roots, thanks to the British blockade. Situated as it was at the most distant corner of Spain, connected with the interior by only the roughest of roads, it relied on receiving its supplies by sea, and any such reliance was likely with British cruisers off the coast to be disappointed. The last visit of Spanish ships of

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