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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

`Any more?' shouted Hornblower, and receiving a shake of the head in reply; they had saved three lives at the risk of eight.
`Let us go,' said Hornblower, but the steersman needed no telling.
Already he had allowed the wind to drift the boat away from the wreck, away from the rocks - away from the shore. An occasional strong pull at the oars sufficed to keep her bows to wind and wave. Hornblower looked down at the fainting survivors lying in the bottom of the boat with the water washing over them. He bent down and shook them into consciousness; he picked up the balers and forced them into their numb hands. They must keep active or die. It was astounding to find darkness closing about them, and it was urgent that they should decide on their next move immediately. The men at the oars were in no shape for any prolonged further rowing; if they tried to return to the sandy cove whence they had started they might be overtaken both by night and by exhaustion while still among the treacherous rocks off the shore there. Hornblower sat down beside the Galician captain, who laconically gave his views while vigilantly observing the waves racing down upon them.
`It's growing dark,' said the captain, glancing round the sky. `Rocks. The men are tired.'
`We had better not go back,' said Hornblower.
`No.'
'Then we must get out to sea.'
Years of duty on blockade, of beating about off a lee shore, had ingrained into Hornblower the necessity for seeking searoom.
`Yes,' said the captain, and he added something which Hornblower, thanks to the wind and his unfamiliarity with the language, was unable to catch. The captain roared the expression again, and accompanied his words with a vivid bit of pantomime with the one hand he could spare from the steering oar.

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