take my horse to the nearest inn and conduct me to your vessel.”
“But,” asked the sailor, “where are your companions? I thought there were four of you.”
“Listen to me, sir. I’m not the man you take me for; you are in Captain Rogers’s post, are you not?
under orders from General Cromwell. Mine, also, are from him!”
“Indeed, sir, I recognize you; you are Captain Mordaunt.”
Mordaunt was startled.
“Oh, fear nothing,” said the skipper, showing his face. “I am a friend.”
“Captain Groslow!” cried Mordaunt.