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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

`I know whom we need, sir,' he said.
He shouted a string of names, and half a dozen men came forward; burly, weather-beaten fellows, with the self-reliant look in their faces of men used to meeting difficulties. It was apparent that the swarthy Galician was their captain.
`Let us go, then,' said Hornblower, but the Galician checked him.
Hornblower did not hear what he said, but some of the crowd nodded, turned away, and came hastening back staggering under a breaker of fresh water and a box that must contain biscuit. Hornblower was cross with himself for forgetting the possibility of their being blown out to sea. And the commandant, still sitting his horse and watching these preparations with a keen eye, took note of these stores too.
`Remember, sir, that I have your parole,' he said.
`You have my parole, sir,' said Hornblower - for a few blessed moments he had actually forgotten that he was a prisoner.
The stores were safely put away into the sternsheets and the fishing-boat captain caught Hornblower's eye and got a nod from him.
`Let us go,' he roared to the crowd.
The iron-shod hoofs clashed on the cobbles and the dray lurched forward, with men leading the horses, men swarming alongside, and Hornblower and the captain riding on the dray like triumphing generals in a procession. They went through the dockyard gate, along the level main street of the little town, and turned up a steep lane which climbed the ridge constituting the backbone of the headland. The enthusiasm of the crowd was still lively; when the horses slowed as they breasted the slope a hundred men pushed at the back, strained at the sides, tugged at the traces to run the dray up the hillside. At the crest the lane became a track, but the dray still lurched and rumbled along. From the track diverged an even worse track, winding its way sideways down the slope

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