[...]''E was rendezvousin' back to Blacksod.' 'What were the rules any'ow?' a voice cut in. 'We wasn't fightin' rules-we was fightin' a man. I tell you we've been 'ad. Didn't I say so when we come round on that long slant from Rockall way? 'E's got round us some'ow.' 'But look 'ere. The signals make it out we've won.' ''E won't make it out we've won, though. Both sides'll claim it.' 'That's what they always do. When I was in--' And one went on to tell of other Man uvres in which he had apparently taken a leading part, while we jogged Southward behind the Powerful as far as[...].