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ALLAN QDATEBMAIN. BY H. RIDER HAGGARD. f Amawla. a cap- CHAPTER XXII. HOW UMSLOPOGA.AS IMLD THK STATE. Wo looked one at another. "Thou Boost," I said, "they have taken away the door. Is there aught with which wo may fill the place? Speak quickly, for thoy will be on u ore the daylight. I spoke thus, because I knew that we moat hold Una place or none, as there were no inner doors in tho palace, tho rooms, being separated one from another by cur tains I also knew that if wo could by any means defend this doorway the murderers could got in nowhere else for tho palace ia absolutely impregnable, that is, since the secret SooT- by which Sorais had entered on that memorable, night of attempted murder had, by Nyleptha's order, boon closed up with masonry. -I have it," said Nyleptha, who, aa usual with ber, rose to the emergency ID a wonderful way. • 'On the farther side of the court-yard are blocks of cut marble—tho workmen brought them there for the bed ot tho new statue ol Incubu, my lord; let us block the door W 'l iunaped at the Woa, and having dispatched one of tbe remaining maid- on» down the great stair to see if she oould obtain assistance from the docks below, where her father, who was a K rea.t merchant, employing many men. had his dwelling-place, and set another to watch through the door-way, we made our way back across the _ court yard io where tho hewn marble lay and horc wo met Kara returning from dispatchlnsr tho first two messengers. There wove the marble blocks, sure enough, broad, massive lumps, some six inches thick, and weighing about eighty rounds each, and thero, too, wore a couple of implements like small stretchers, that tho workmen used to carry thorn on. Without delay wo got romo of the blocks on the stretchers, and lour of tho girls carried them to tho door-way. . ••Listen, Maeumazahn." said Uin- slopo<r*as, "if these low fellows come, it i» I who will hold the stair against them till the door is built up. Nay, nav it will be a man's death, gainsay mo not, old friend. It has been a good day. let it now be good-night. See, I throw myself down to rest on the marble there, when their footsteps are nigh, wake thou me, not before, for I need my strength." and without a word he wont outside and flung himself down on tho marble, and was instantly asleep. At this time, I too was overcome, and was forced to ait down by the door-way, and content myself with directing operations. The girls brought She blocks, while Kara and Nyleptha built them up across the six-foot-wide door-way, a triple row of them, for less would be useless. But the marble had to be brought forty yards, and then there were forty yards to run back, and though tho girls labored gloriously, even staggering along alouo, each with a block in her arms, it was slow work, dreadfully slow. The light was growing now, and nreseatly, in the silence, we heard a commotion at the far-off bottom of the stair, and the faint clanking of armed men. As yet »^e wall was only two feet high, and we had been eight minutes at the building of It. So they had come. Alphonse hud heard aright. lite clanking sound had come nearer, and in tho ghostly gray of the dawning wo could make out long files of men some fifty or ao in all, slowly creeping up the stair. .They were now at the half-way standing place that rested on the great flying arch: jujdaere. perceiving that something was golnp on above, they, to our great gain, halted for threo or four minutes and consulted, then slowly and oautiouslv advanced again. We had noen nearly a quarter of an hour at the work now, and it was almost throo feet high. Then I awoke Umslopogaas. Ihe great man rose, stretched himself, and swunw Inkosi-kaas around his head. ••JtTis well." he said. "I fell as a young man once more. My strength has come back to me, ay, oven as a (amp Hares up before it. dies. Fear not I shall light a good tight; the wiuo und the sleep have put a new- heart into mo. ••Macuraiwahn. I have droamod a «iream. I dreamed that Ihou and I stood together on » star, and looked <lown on tho world, and thou wast a spirit. Maouma/.ahu, for light flamed through thy Hash, but I could not see what was the fashion of mine own face. The hour lias come for us, old hunter. So be it; we have had our Urne, but I would that in it I had seen *r\me more such fights as yesterday's. ••Lot them bury mo according to the fashion of my people, Macumazahn, ;uid set my eyas toward Zululand;" :md he took ray hand and shook it. and thou turned to "face the advancing foe. Just. then, to my astonishment, the Uu-Vondi officer. Kara, clambered over our improvised wall in. his quiet, determined sort ot way. and took his st»jid by the Zulu, unsheathing- his ••word as he did so. "What, comast thou, too?" laughed out the old warrior. "Welcome—a welcome to thee brave heart! Ow! for tJie man who can die like a man; ow! for the death grip and the ringing ol «t<jcl. Ow! we are ready. Wo wet our beata like eagles, our spears Hash Sn the sun; w« shake our assegais, and wa are Koxioos to 9ght Who cornea to gi»« greeting the jrre» would tttrte herktes, whereat the Irai ia«S«Uh? I. the woodpMker; I. th •bMXtfcftonz^-t «»« swUMootaT. I 0m bazirabi, the son of Arpi, the son o Mosiliktaakze, I, of tho royal blood ol T'Chaka, I, of the King's House, I, the .Ringed Man, I, tlie Inpuna; I call ta 'them as a buck calls; I challenge .them, I await them. Ow! it is thou, it is thou!" Aa ho spake, or rather chanted hia wild war-song, tho armed men, among •whom in tho growing light 1 recognized both Nasta and Agon, came streaming up the stair with a rush, and one big follow, armed with a big spear, dashed up the ton semi-circular steps ahead of his comrades and struck at tbe great 2ulu with the spoar. Umslopogaas moved his body but not his legs, so that tho blow missed him. and next instant Inkosi-kaas crashed through the headpiece, hair and skull, and the man's corpse was rattling down the steps. As he dropped, Ms round hippopotamus-hide shield fell from his hand on the marble, and the Zulu stooped down and seized it, still chanting as he did so. In another second tho sturdy Kara had also slain a roan, and then began a scene toe like of which has not been known to me. Up raised the assailants, one, two, three at a time, and as fast as they came, the ax crashed raid the sword swung, and down they rolled again dead or dying. And ever aa the fight thickened, the old Zulu's eyes seemed to get quicker and his arm str-opger He shouted out his war cries and tne names of chiefs whom he had slain, and the blows of his awful ax rained straight and true, shearing through everything they foil on. There was none of the scientific method he was so fond o£ about this last immortal fight of his; he had no time for it, but struck with his full strength, and at every stroke a man sunk in his tracks, and went rattling down the w-~™' 8 9 Tney hacked and hewed at him with swords and spears, wounding him in a dozen place's till he streamed red with blood; but the shield protected his head and the chain-shirt his vitals, and for minute after minute, aided by the gallant Zu-Vendi, he still held the stair. . , At last Kara's sword bvoke, and he grappled with a foe, and thoy rolled down together, and he was out to pieces, dying like the brave man that he was. • , Umslopogaas was alone now, but no never blanched or turned. Shouting out some wild Zulu battle-cry, he beat down s» foe, ay, and another, and another, till at last thoy drew back from the the slippery blood-stained steps, and stared at him in amazement, thinking ho was no mortal man. The wall of marble block was no more than four feet six inches high now, and hope rose in my heart as 1 leaned there against it a miserable, helpless log, and ground my teeth and watched that glorious struggle. l could do no more for I had lost my revolver in the battle. And old Umslopogaas, ho leaned too on his good ax, and, faint as ho was with wounds, he mocked them, he called them "woman"— the grand old warrior, standing there One against so many! And foi' a breathing space none would come against him, notwithstanding Nasta s oxortations, till at last old Agon who, to do him justice, was a brave man, mad with baffled rage, and seeing that the wall would soon be built and his plans defeated, shook the great spear that he held, and rushed up the dripping steps. "Ah, ah!" shouted the Zulu, as he recognized the priest's flowing white beard, "It is thou, old 'watchfinder! Come on! I await thee, white cine-man;' ^come on! come on! I have sworn to slay thee, and I ever keep my faith." On he came, taking him at his word, and drove the big spear with such force at Umslopogaas that it sunk right through the tough shield and- pierced him in the neck. The Zulu cast down his transfixed shield, and that moment was Agon's last, for before he could free his spear and strike again, with «, shout of "There's for thee, Rain-maker!" Umslopogaas took Inkosi-kaas with bftth hands and whirled her on high and drove her right on his venerable head, so that Agnon rolled down dead among the corpses of his fellow-murderers, and there was an end to him and his plots. And even as he fell, a great cry rose Trom the foot of the stair, and looking out through the portion of the doorway that was yet unclosed, wo saw armed men rushing up to the rescue, and called an answer to their shouts. Then tbe wood-be-murderers who yet remained on the stairway, and amongst whom I saw several priests, nrned to fly, but, having nowhere ,o go, were butchered as they fled. Only one man stayed, and he was the great Lord Nasta, Nyleptha's suitor, md the father of the plot. For » moment the black Bearded Nasta stood vith bowed face, leaning on his long sword, as though in despair, and then, with a dreadful shout, he too rushed at the Zulu, and, swinging tho sword around his head, dealt him such a mighty blow beneath his guard, that the keen steel of the heavy blade bit right through the chain armor and deep into Umslope£aas's side, for a moment paralyzing him and causing him to drop his ax. Raising tho sword again, Nasta sprung forward to make an end of him, but little he knew his foe. With a shake and a yell of Jury, the Zulu gathered himself together and sprung straight *t Nasta's Uiromt, as I have aometimee seen a wounded lion spring Hottrucfchtm foil m W» to* — together Btruggling uy. Nastawae a strong man ami* Lsperate, tart he could not match the street nan In ZuWwd, £«, wounded though he «-- .**«» strength was as of the rtrenjfth of a Vfc L,T T tf BAUD •o.. SEE HOW VERY RAPIDLY THE BEAUTIFUL AE THEM FOR A T'ME, AS THEY'RE SUITED FORTES CMM B », ARE HAPPY WME«* EMPLOYED [bull. In a minute tha end came, i IMVW old Umslopogaaa stagger to his !f oe t_ay, and saw him by a single gigantic effort swing up the struggling iNnsta and with a shout of triumph !hurl him straight over the parapet ol ithe bridge, to bo crushed to powder ,on the rocks two hundred feet below, i The succor which had been summoned by the girl who had passed Idownthe stair before the assassins ipaeased up was at hand, and the loud i shouts which reached us from the outer i gates told us that the town was also aroused, and the men awakened by the iwomen were colling to be admitted. Some of Nyleptha's brave ladies, who lin their night nhifts and with their long hair streaming down their backs, just as they had been roused from rest, had worked eo gallantly at blocking the passage through the wall, went off to admit them at the side entrance, while others, assisted by the rescuing party outside, pushed and pulled down the marble blocks they had placed there with so much labor. Soon the wall was down again, and through the door-way, followed by a crowd of rescuers, staggered old Um- slopogaas, an awful and, in a way, a, Plorious figure. The man was a mass of wounds, and a glance nfc his wild eye told me that he was dying. The "keshla" gum-ring upon his head was severed in several places by sword- cuts, one just over the curious hole in his skull, and the blood poured down bis face from the gushes. Also on the right side of his neck was a stab from a spear, inflicted by Agon; there was a deep cut on his left arm just below where the mail-shirt sleeve stopped and on the right side of his body the armor was severed by a gash six inches- long, where Nasta's mighty sword had bitten through it and deep into its wearer's vitals. On, ax in hand, he staggered, dreadful fooking, splendid savage, and tho ladies forgot to turn faint at th scene of blood, and cheered him, as. well they might, but he never stayed or heeded. With outstretched arm and tottering gait, he pursued his way, followed by us all along the broad shell-strewn walk that ran through the court-yard, past the spot where tha blocks of marble lay through the round arched doorway and the, thick owrtains that hung within it,, down the short passage and into the; great hall, which was now filling withi hastily armed men, who P° ur f<* through the side entrance. Straight up the hall ha went, leaving behind him a track of blood on the marbl» pavement, till at last ho reached tho stone, which stood in the center, of it. und here his strength seemed to fail: him, for ho stopped and leaned upon! his ax. Then suddenly ho lifted up; 'iis voice, and cried aloud: j "I die, I die—but it was a kingly; !ray. \Mierearethey who came up, ihe great stair? I see them not. ArV thou there, Macumazahn, or art tnou, gone before to wait for me in the dark, whither I go? The blood blinds me— j the place turns round—I hear the; voice of waters." Next, as though a new thought had struck him, he lifted the red ax and kissed the blade. "Farewell, Inkosikaasi," he cried. "Nay, nay, we will go together; we can not port, thou and I. We have lived too long ono with another, thou and I. • 'One more stroke, only one! A good stroke! a straight stroke! a strong -, • %.:__««!# 4-f\ Vtia Cheap Tjtuids ami Homes in Ken- tacky, Teimescc, ALABAMA, Mississippi and Louisiana. 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THE^QNLJL-j If you aro going SOUTH OR EAST See that your ticket* read ft VIA. r Southern and Eastern ' 'nlon Depot, in LOGANSPORT strOKei a straigut) »wtum.«. — o stroke!" and drawing himself to his full height, with a wild, heart-shaking about, he with both hands began to whirl the ax round his head, till it looked like a circle of flaming steel. Then, suddenly, with awful force he brought it down straight onto the crown of the mass of sacred stone. A shower of sparks flew up, and such was the almost superhuman strength of "the blow, that the mass of marble split with a rending sound into a score of pieces, while of Inkosikaasi there remained but some fragments of steel and a fibrous rope of shattered horn that had been the handle. Down with n, crash on to the pavement fell the fragments of the holy stone, and downj with a ci-ash on to them, still grasp-, uv the knob of Inkosikaasi, fell the hvavo old Sola—dead. And thus the hero died. • j TO B» gOHTISPED. j Saved by « Presentiment. i " However the matter-of-fact mayj scoff at the idea, there are such things !<s presentiments. Not long ago a. iuiston man received a large sum of! money as treasurer of an organization, •i Slate to deposit, so he took it home, ;;ta him to his suburban residence. IV worried him, this money, in a way h»' ...mid not understand. He kept thiak- ..,.'• "Am I going to lose this money v!vi,-h does not belong to me?" So -:.-<..= '' was this foeliag that he could o-o to sleep- Yet he was ashamed: of bhnaefT;V Saying noting to his wife- lu- got up, took the .money from hii, (Milt pocket, put it in his stocking, and 5 >«- it xmtor'the bed. In the morn- hls wife said to him in a joking vvuv: "I wonder in what condition vi>« were in when you went to bed last iu-'ht" There's your coat on the floor, v.nu- vest out in tha hall and your 'i rousers are across the doorsill * Bei ,.v. a man of steady habits, it did look Auspicious. 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