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CHAPTER TEN - THE DUCHESS AND THE DEVIL

He felt the sway of the ship, he looked round the homely cabin, and his heart was breaking.
`You can at least dine and sleep on board to-night,' said Crome. `I'll not venture inshore again until the wind moderates. I'll send you to Corunna under a flag of truce when I can. And I'll see what the Instructions say about those prisoners.'
It was a sunny morning when the sentry at Fort San Anton, in the harbour of Corunna, called his officer's attention to the fact that the British cruiser off the headland had hove-to out of gunshot and was lowering a boat. The sentry's responsibility ended there, and he could watch idly as his officer observed that the cutter, running smartly in under sail, was flying a white flag. She hove-to within musket shot, and it was a mild surprise to the sentry when in reply to the officer's hail someone rose up in the boat and replied in unmistakable Gallego dialect. Summoned alongside the landing slip, the cutter put ashore ten men and then headed out again to the frigate. Nine men were laughing and shouting; the tenth, the youngest, walked with a fixed expression on his face with never a sign of emotion - his expression did not change even when the others, with obvious affection, put their arms round his shoulders. No one ever troubled to explain to the sentry who the imperturbable young man was, and he was not very interested. After he had seen the group shipped off across Corunna Bay towards Ferrol he quite forgot the incident.
It was almost spring when a Spanish militia officer came into the barracks which served as a prison for officers in Ferrol.
`Senor Hornblower?' he asked - at least Hornblower, in the corner, knew that was what he was trying to say. He was used to the way Spaniards mutilated his name.
`Yes ?' he said, rising.
`Would you please come with me? The commandant has sent me for you, sir.'

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