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dozen, if you please,
Mr. Matthews.
-Aye, aye, sir.
-Come on.
-That's it, twelve.
Serves the little bugger right.
Very well.
The dishonourable part of
Mr. Wellard has paid-
the price for his dishonour.
May that be a lesson to you,
young man.
Now, Mr.Hornblower,your punishment.
You think to be a colluder-
and corrupter of your juniours
and to walk away scott-free.
-Were that the case, sir
-No quibbling with me, sir!
Were you still a midshipmen,
I would flog you like-
we have Mr. Wellard.
Your position, however,-
dictates a more imaginative approach.
You are on continuous watch for
the next 36 hours, and I would-
remind you that an officer
caught sleeping on duty
is subject to the most rigorous
penalty of the Articles of War.
-And you know what that is.
-Yes, sir.
Then God help you if
you're found asleep.
Continuous watch, then,
Mr. Hornblower.
Yes, sir.  Thirty-six hours, sir.
It's a long time.
-Are you up to it?
-It is Captain Sawyer's wish, sir.
It doesn't do to cross the captain.
-It's a lesson we all learn.
-That was never my intention, sir.
Glad to hear it.  'Glad to hear it.
Stand firm.  Accept your
punishment and-
-we'll near no more about it.
-Yes, Mr. Buckland.
Carry on.
-Reporting for duty, sir.
-Very good, Mr. Wellard.
Mr. Wellard,
those sandglasses need to
be run against each other.
Aye, aye, sir.
Mark off each minute on a slate
or you might lose your reckoning
Concentrate on the task in hand.
It will help you to keep your
mind off the pain.
Thank-you, sir.
Mr. Wellard at work.
-Aye, aye, sir.
-"Aye, aye, sir."
Mr. Wellard has learned better now,
perhaps, than to conspire-
against his captain
against his lawful superior-
set in authority over him by act
of His Most Gracious Majesty-
King George II has learned
that it is the painful duty
Picking on Wellard again.
Is that reasonable, do you think?
I don't see where reason
comes into it.
Mr. Wellard is sulking.
So,you decided to hold me up in
derision in front of the hands?
You and that cub, Mr. Hornblower.
You plotted and planned so
that my lawful authority-
-should be set at naught.
-No, not at all, sir.
Why attempt to deny it?
Which one of you was it planned
to snag that reef point?
-No one, sir.
-"No one, sir." How can that be?
No one.  It was a plot.
So you pretend to be busy
to hide your face-
because of the guilt that is
written upon it.
You think to deceive me.
I gave orders that Mr. Wellard should
test the glasses-
-against each other, sir.
-You are sadly mistaken, Mr. Kennedy,
if you believe there is any good
in this young fellow
unless, of course, you are part and
-of this infamous affair.
-I was merely observing, sir,
that he was busy only because
I told him to be so.
What do you say, Mr. Bush?
We can rely on your
judgment, I'm sure.
The boy knows nothing, sir.
He doesn't know the bobstay-
-from the spanker boom.
-Oh no, Mr. Bush. You're too honest.
I knew it the moment I first saw you.
You don't understand-
these...poisonous young reptiles.
We must dredge the truth out of him.
Oh yes.  Get below, Mr. Wellard.
I'll have it out of you, by George,
I will.
Quartermaster, run for'ard and
get Mr. Matthews-
-to lay aft here, and his mate.
-Aye, aye, sir.
Another dozen and
he'll coo like a dove.
We must intervene.
-The captain is master of the ship.
-And he sought-
your opinion sir,which I note
contained nothing to dissuade him
from this beating upon which
he is now embarked.
Mr. Hornblower, may I suggest you
take the time to remind-
Mr.Kennedy that he is merely
fourth lieutenant aboard this ship?
He has the captain's ear,
why did he not speak-
-when he had the chance?
-To say what?
The captain's blood was up.
For Mr. Bush to have spoken up-
for Mr. Wellard would only
have provoked him further.
You think I should have
held my tongue?
-You think I made it
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