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Jack glanced about the harbour and saw boats converging upon the Caledonia from all the King’s ships; and the port-admiral’s barge had already put off from the shore. He smiled at Stephen, who gave him a bitter look, and said, ‘Lead on, Macbeth.’ Macbeth instantly sprang from the larboard gangway, where he had been standing by a tackle-fall, ready to get on with the ship’s urgent business the moment the ceremony was over. Standing before his Captain with his huge bare red bony splay feet brought neatly together he plucked off his blue bonnet and asked, ‘Wheer tu, sirr?’
‘No, no, Macbeth,’ said Jack, ‘I did not mean you; and in any case I should have said Macduff…’
‘Macduff, Macduff,’ the cry went through the ship. ‘Sawny Macduff to the quarterdeck at the double.’
‘Belay there,’ cried Jack. ‘Scrub it. No, no. My meaning is, the officers may go over the side as soon as they please.’"