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CHICAGO TIMES ESTABLISHED 18»4. Dully. to 48 Pages Sunday. 8. 13 ami Itt No great daily in the United States is so closely in toucl with the people aa THE CHICAGO TIMKB. Ite policy is progressive, liberal, tolerant. The Times holds that existing social, political and industr al conditions are not founded upon the principle of equa rights to all and special privileges to none. That under existing conditions injustice necessarily is don the mass of the people. The Times has its own convictions as to how these cond tions may be amended. While urging its own beliefs strenuously and intelligentl it does not dismiss with contempt or without a hearing th advocates of other economic reforms, The Times is fearless in its utterances and unswerving ii its devotion to the great body of the people. The Times believes in free speech, the free coinage of silvei and radical tariff reform. The Times believes iu government control of all naturu monopolies, Tto Times believes in such a tax on lurid values as shal lighten the burden of the farmer and make tho owner otva uablecity property pav his juwt share. Ttw Times believes in tho wisdom and good faith of the pec pie. The Times prints «U tho new* from ulltho world in a man • interesting and instructive to all the people. »ION1> FOll WAMl'l.lC (JOl»J12». Read the People's Paper. SYNOPSIS. Thomas Wlngflelo WHS born In England of i.n English fatber and a Spanish mother. Hla nother confided to him that a certain Spunlard ladewornto take her life. ..,,,, It-One day, when Thomaa was about 18, lie went out Into tbe niayfiella to a trw with Uly Bozard. A Spanish stranKer attacked htm on he road, and the boy cudgeled the ruffian Into lelplossiipss. leaving htm tied to a tree. HI -Lily's father detects Thomas kissing the maiden to seal a love compact and fotblils fur- her meetings of the lovers. Returning home, Thomas fln.:sihe Spaniard gone and hi* moth- r lying dead on a scene where footprints b— T iv'~The 8 uio'ther has been stabbed by the jpanlurd, Jean do Gnrclu, her cousin. Thomas' ather tells the story ot his own early advent- ares In Spain, ol V* Gurcls's passion lor hie cousin and the vow to kill her because she lied he country the bride of a deadly enemy. Thomas Bwenrs vengeance on Do fJiiroln. V—He sails for Spain. Lily Bozard pledges eternal love. VI and VII—Thomas IB a medical student nml finds employment In Seville with a popular mack—Dr. Fonseoa. He meets Do Garcia and s prevented from killing him byu woman vtboni be villain Has wronged. VIII and IX—Fonseca dies and leaves viist wealth to Thomas. De ttarclu bus gone !•< the Spanish Indies. Thomas sends his wen 1th homo 0 propitiate Lily's father and sails for llls- • x—Thomas Is shipwrecked In the Indian seas, escapes Ue Garcla's power and falls among the ndlsns ot Tabasco, where a native maiden named Marina laves him from iacrlfl.ce. XI—llontozuma's nephew, Ouat^moe. be- rlends Thomas and takes him to the capital. Thomas eaves tbe life of the prince whrn--he Is Stacked by a fierce puma. XII and XIII—In Monteznma'spalnce Thomas meets Otomlo, the Emnerot's daughter. HP Is made a god and doomed to sacrlUce according o Aztec custom, with ODD year's grace. The Spaniards land on the Mexican shore. XIV and XV—Montezuma's kingdom Id dla- urbed by evil omens and augnrelb. Four Mcx- can maidens are chosen us earthly Mhles of be god Tezoat, and Otomle IR one or them. She llscovera his love (or the faroff Lily, renounces ler brldeshlp, but resolves to die by his side on be niter of sacrifice. XVI and XVII—Cortes reaches the capital mid s received by MontezumR, but th« nation rises against the Spaniards. Hontezuma is stricken down In Cortes' camp. Eve of the sacrlllce of he cod Tezcat andOtomle. XVIII and XIX-The god and Ms bride lire placed on the stone of sacrifice. At the uppotnt- id hour, but tbe Spaniards have (ought their way ro the altar and confuse the blow. Tli« victims are wounded, but not slain. De Griiula tnd Thomas meet. CHAPTER XX. THOMAS IS MARRIED. Otomle turned and went. I watched the golden curtains close behind her. Then I iank back upon the couch and Instantly Was lost in sleep, for I was faint and weak and so duzed with weariness that at tho time I scarcely knew what had happened or tho purpose of our talk. Afterward, however, It cmne back to me. I must have slept for many hours, for when I awoke it was far into tho night. It waa night, but not dark, for through tho barred window places came tho sound of tumult and fighting and red rays of light cast by the flames of burning houses. One of these windows was above my couch, and standing on tho bed I seized the sill with uiy hands. With much pain, because of tho flesh wound in my Bide, I drew myself up till I could look through tho bars. Then I saw that tho Spaniards, not content with tho capture of tho teocolll, had made a night attack and Bet flro to hundreds of houses in the city. The glare of tho flames was that of a lurid day, and by it I could see tho white men retreating to their quarters, pursued by thousands of Aztecs, who hung upon their flanks, shooting at them with stones and arrows. Now I dropped down from the. window place and begun to think as to what 1 should do, for again my mind was wavering. Should I desert Otomlo and escape to the Spaniards, if It were possible, ttik Ing my chunco of death at tho hands of Do Uurclaf Or should I stay among tho Aztecs, if they would give me shelter, mid wed Otomiof Thoro was a third choieo Indeed—to stay with them und Icuvo Oto- nilo ulono, though It would bo diflicult to do this und keep my honor. One, thing 1 understood—if I married Otoniio it must bo ut her own price, for then I must become an Indian and give over all hope of returning to Knglund uud to my betrothed. Of this Indeed thuro was llttlo ulmncu. Still, while life, remained to me, it might come about if I was free. But onco my hands were, tied by this marrlugu it could uover bo during Otomlo'e lifetime, and so far as Lily liozurd won concerned I should be dead. How could I Ixs thus faithless to her memory and my troth, and, on tho other hand, how could I discard tho woman who had riskod all for mo, und who, to speak truth, hud grown so dear to mu, though there was ono yet dearer? While I nut mualng ou tho couch the curtain was drawn, und a man entered bearing a torch. It was Guatenioo as hu hud como from tho fray,.which, except for its harvest of burning houses, wus Uulshoi! for that night. The plumes were shorn from his head, his golden armor was hacked by tho Spanish Kwordn, und ho bled from a nhot wound in tho ueol;. ••Grouting, Toulo," husuld. "Curtululy I newer thought to sou you alive tonight, or luymilf either, for that mutter. Uut H is u Htrango world, und now, if never be- foro iu Teiioctltlun, those things huppul for which wu look the least. But I have 110 time for words. I cumu to summon you before tlio council." "What Is to bu my futuf" I ankcxl "To bo drugged buck to tho Btono of «uorl tioof" "Nay, huvo no four of that. Hut for tho rout I cannot suy. lit an hour yoi may bo duud or gruut among UN, if any o us can be culled gruut in tlic^u days 01 shame, Otomlo liuu worked well for you uniting thu urliicuH und the counselors, BO sho says, and if you have u heart- you should bo grateful to hor, for It hueins to mo that fow v.omon huvo loved u man IK much. Au for mo, I huvo been employe* ohtowhoro," und he gluncuU ut Jiiu run' armor, "but I will lift up my voiua for you. Now como, friend, for tho torch burns low. By this timu you must to wull seusowxl In dangers. Ono muro or lem will matter ua llttlo to you UN to mo." Then 1 rutw and followed him Into tho groat cedar imnolud bull whom that very morning I hod ruouivod adoration us u god. Now I wan u god no longer, but U prisoner on trial for liltf llfu, lijmu thu duiu whuru I had stood in thu hour of my godhead wen) gathered thouuuf theprluMMl uuil counselors who wwo left ullvu. Burnt of them, llliu (iuuUuiiou, wuru cliul in rout ttud bloody mull, othum In their customary drown, uiul ono In a prii>6t'n robu. Tliey had only two things In oouimon umong them —tlio fcU'rum*a of thuir fuct* und tUw ^roatnossof: their rank—and they sat there- ihis night not to decide my fate, which \vas but a little thing, but to take counsel aa to how they might expel tho Spaniards jefore tho city was destroyed. When I entered, a man in mall, who sat n tho center of tho half circle, and In whom I knew Cuitluhua, who would bo iho emperor should Montezuma die, looked up quickly and said: 'Who is this, Guafceinoc, that you bring with youf Ah, I remember—the Toule Jiat \vns tho god Tezcnt, and who escaped ;ho sacrifice today! Listen, nobles. What is to bo done with this manf Say, is It iwful that ho bo led baok to sacrifice?" Then the priest answered: "I grieve to say that it is not lawful, most noble irince. This man has lain on tho altar )f the god—IIB has even been wounded by ;ho holy knife. But tho god rejected him n a fateful hour, and ho must lie there no more. Slay him if you will, but not upon the stone of siicriflce." 'What, then, shall be done with him?" said tho prince again. Ho la of the blood of tho Toules, and therefore nn enemy. Ono thing Is certain —ho must not bo suffered to join tho white devils and give them tidings of our distress. Is it not best that he be put away forthwith?" Now several of the council nodded their leads, but others sat silent, making no sign. Come,-" Bald Cultlahuo, ''wo have no ;lme to waste over this man when the [lyes of thousands are hourly at stake. The question is, Shall theTeule be slain?" Then Guatemoc rose and spoke, saying: Your pardon, noble kinsmen, but I hold ihat wo may put this prisoner to better aso than to kill him. I know him well. Ho is brave and loyal, as I have proved. Moreover, ho is not all a Teule, but half of another race that hates them as ho hates ihem; also ho has knowledge of their customs and rnodo of warfare, which we lack, und I think that he may bo able to jive us good counsel in our strait." "The counsel ot the wolf to the deer jorlwps," suid Cuitluhua coldly, ''coun- icl that shall lead us to tho fangs of tho Toules. Who shall answer for this foreign devil, that ho will not betray us if wo trust him f" "I will answer with my life," answered fuatemoc. ''Your life is of too great worth to be Bet on such a stake, nephew. Men of this white breed are liars, and his own word is of no value even if ho gives it. 1 think ihat it will bo best to kill him and have done with doubts." "This man is wtd to Otomio, princew of the Otomle, Montezuma's daughter, rour niece," said Guutemoo again, "and iho loves him so well that sho offered herself upon tho stone, of sacrifice with him. Juless I mistake she will answer for him also. Shall she be summoned before youf" "If you wish, nephew, but a woman in lovo is a blind woman, and doubtless ho las deceived her also. Moreover, she was Ills wife according to tho rule of religion only. Is it your desire that tho princess (Mould bo summoned boforo you, ouia- mdes?" Now some stud nny, but tho most, those Whoso interest Otomio had gained, said yea, uud the end of it was that ono of tholr number was Kent to summon hor. Presently sho cutuo, looking very weary, but proud in mien and royally attired, and bowed before tho council. This is tho question, princess," said Cuitlahun, "whether this Tuulo shall bo slain forthwith, or whether ho shall be sworn as one of. us, should ho bo willing to take tho oathf The Prince Guatemoc here vouches for him, and ho says, moreover, that you will vouch for him ulso. A woman can do thin in ono way only, by taking him she vouches as her husband. You are already well to tills foreigner by the rule of religion, Are, you willing to marry him according to tho custom of our land and to uuswur for his faith with your own life)"' I nm willing," Otomlo answered quiet ly, '-if hois willing." •'In truth, It is a great honor that you would do tliiswhitv dog," said Cuitlohua. ''Bethink you, youuro princess of tho Oto- mio uud ono of our master's daughters. It is to you that wo look to bring baok tho mountain claim of the Otomlo, of whom you uro cliioi'tulncsB, from their unholy al llance with tho accursed Tluscaluns, tho slaves of tho Teulou. Is not your life too precious to be set on such u stuku us this foreigner's faith, for lunrn, Otomio, if he proves fiilcu your rank shall not hulpyoul 1 " •'I know it all," sho replied quietly. "Foreigner or not, I lovo this man, und 1 will unuwer for him with my blood, Moreover, I look to him to assist mo to win bock tho people of tho Otomlo to their ul- loglancu. But let him speuk for hii-wlf, my lord. It may huppuii that hu hiw no desire to tako mo in marriage,." Cultluhuu smiled grimly und said, '•When the choice lice between tho urea* of death arid those- fair arms of youri, niece, it Is eiiriy to gue.su hl« answer. Still, •peak, Toulo, und swiftly." "I huvo llttlo to Hay, lord. If (lie I'rln COBB Otomiu Iu willing to wud mu, I an willing to wud hor," 1 answered, and thus 111 the, moment of my clangor all mydoubli und fivriipluH vanished. AM Cuitluhua hue wild, It was ousy to guuHH tho cholcu of 0110 tot between death unit Otomlo. Sho heard und lookod ut mo warning!)', auylng in u low volou; "Udinember oiu words, Tuulo. In such u marrlugu you re nouueu your piibt uud glvu mo your fit turu." ''I rciiieml>jr," I uiisvvurod, mul whllu 1 spoko them cuuio btifuro my tiyus it V!M..I of Lily's fiir.u uu it hud bum when I 1 ,n|o her faitiwell. T'lln, (hull, wiut thu ei. ol the VOWH Unit I hud sworn, CuUhd.i:i; looked ut mu with u glanco which bucmu! to heureh my huiu't uiul tuld; "1 lit-iir your words, Tuulu. You, 11 whltu wmulm'tir, we, graelouhly willing U. tuku thlt> prluceaa to Vt'Ku uiul ii.v her to U lifted high umong thu grout Joidn of tlili land. Hui, nay, how can wo trust yonf J; you full VIM, yom'wtfuiitw liuln;u, but Uiul utuy he iiuiight to you." ''I um ready to HWear alh'Klance," I an Bwrnil. ' 1 hull! tlie SpanlaKlb, ami among them U my biiuivot unumy wliom 1 fol- lowud iicrowH tliu KUU to Kill—thu man whu Htruvu to murder mu thin vi-ry day. 1 cm luiy no nuirti. If you doubt my wonlx, it wuru bust tv iniiku un uiul of ihe. Ahxuwif nave suffered much nt the hands of your 1C mutters little if 1 Oiu or live." "Boldly fiuukcn, Tcule. Now, lords, I ask your judgment. Shall this man bo given to Otfiinio as husband and bo sworn w one of us, or sliull ho bo killed instivnt- yP You know tho matter. If lie can bo irusted, r.3 Ouatcmoo and Otomlo believe, 10 will bo vrtirth an army to MS, for ho is acquainted with tho language, tho cus- tho weapons and tho modes of wnr- 'are 0< these while devils whom tho gotla iave let loose upon us. If, on tho other land, ho in not to 1x3 trusted, and it is hard 'or us to put uilth in 0110 ot liis blood, ho may do us ranch injury, for in tho end he will escape to tho Teulcs and betray our counsels anil onr strength or tho lack of It. It is for you to judge, loi'ds." Now tlio counselors consulted together, and soino suid ono tiling and somo another, for thoy were not by any menu 3 of a mind In une matter. At length, growing weary, Cuitlahun called on them to put the question to tho vote, and this they did by a lifting of hands. First those who were In favor of ray death held up their bauds, then those who thought it would bo wiso to spare mo. Thoro were SO counsel- on present, not counting Cuitlahun, and of those 13 voted for my execution, and 13 were for saving mo alive. Now it seems that I must give a cast- Ing vote," said Cuitluhua when the talc bod boon rendered, and my blood turned cold at his words, for I had seen that his mind was sot against me. Then it was that Otomio broke In, saying: Your pardon, my uncle, but before you apeak I huvo a word to say. You need my services, do you not, for If the people of the Otomio will listen to any and suffer themselves to bo led from their evil path it Is to me? My mother was by birth their ohioftainoss, tho lust of a long line, and I am her only child. Moreover, my father IB their emperor. Therefore my life is of no small worth now in this time of trouble, for though I am nothing in myself yet it may chance that I can bring 30,000 warriors to your standard. The priests know this on yonder pyramid, and when I claimed my right to lie ut the side of tho Teule they gainsaid me, nor would they suffer it, though thoy hungered for the royal blood, till I called down tho vengeance of tho gods upon them. Now, my uncle and you, lords, I tell you this: Slay yonder man if you will, but know that then you must find another than me to lure the Otoniio from their rebellion, for then I complete what I began today and follow him to tho grave." Sho ceased, and a murmur of amazement wont round tho chamber, for none had looked to find such lovo and courage in this lady's heart. Only Cuitlahun. grew angry. "Disloyal girl," ho said, "do you dare to set your lover before your country? Shame upon you, shameless daughter of our king! Why, it is in tho blood—as thu father is, so is the daughter. Did not Montezuma forsake his people and choose to He among these Teulcs, the false children of Quetzal' And now this Otomlo follow* In his puth. Tell us how is it, woman, that you and your lover alone escaped from the tcoculli yonder when all the rest were killed. Are you then in league with those Teules? I say to you, niece, that if things were otherwise and I had my way you should win your desire Indeed, for you should bo slain at this man's sldo nnd within tho hour." And ho ceased for lock of breath and looked upon her fiercely. But Otomio never quailed. She stood before him pale, and quiet, witli folded hands and downcast eyes, and answered: "Forbear to reproach mo because my love is strong, or reproach mo if you will, I have spoUon my last word. Condemn this mantodlo, und, prince, you must seek some othor envoy to win back tho Otomle to tho cause of Anahuoo." Now Ciiltlnhua pondered, staring into the gloom above him and pulling at his board, and the silence was great, for nouo knew what his judgment would bo. At hist he spoke: "So bo it. Wo hnvo r.ccd of Otomio, my niece, and it is of no in ail to fight against a woman's lovo. Teule, wo glvo you life, and with thu lifu honor und wealth, and tho greatest of our women in marriage, and a place in our councils. Tako theso gifts nnd her, but I nay to you both bo- ware how you use them. If you butruy us —nay, if you but think on treachery—I swear to you that you shall dlo u death so glow und horrible that tho very iiumo of it would turn your heart to water, you and your wife, your children uud your servants. Como, lot him bo sworn I" I heard, und my head swum, und a mist gathered boforo my eyes, Once again I was saved iroin Instant death. Presently it cleared, und looking up my eyes mot those of tlio woman who hud saved mo, Otomio, my wifu, who smiled upon, mu somewhat sadly. Then tho prlust curuo forward bearing a wooden bowl, carved about with strange signs, and a flint knife, and budo me bare my arm: Ho out my Hush with tho knife, so that blood ran from it into tho bowl, Some drops of this blood ho emptied on to tho ground, muttering invocation* the while. Then ho turned and looked at Cuitluhua as though in question, nml Cuitlalma unswot xi with a bitter laugh: "Lot him be uaptlzod with thu blood of tho Princes* Otomlo, my ulooo, fur she it) bail for him," "Nay, lord," saidOuatomoo, "thosotwo havo mlnglod bloods already upon tho stono of sacrifice, and they uro man und wifo. But I also have vouched for him, and I offer mine In earnest of my fuith." "Thin Tuulu hua good friends," said Cultluhuu. "You honor him overmuch. But BO be it." Then Guutomoo cumo forward, nnd when tho prlust would huvo out him with tliu knlfo hu lutighud und said, pointing to tho bullet wound upon his neck: "No need for that, priust. Blood runs hero that was shod by tho Toulun. Nouo can be fitter for this purpose." Ho tho priest druw away tho bundugo and Buffered thu blood of (iuutomou to drop into • nuooiul smaller bowl. Thun ho cumo to mu, uiul dipping his linger Into tlio blood ho druw the sign of u orotw upon my foruhoad iw u ChrUtlun priest drawn it upon the foivheacl of un Infant uiul said: "In tlio pruMinco um! tliu iiuinu of liod, our Lord, who Is uvurywhuro und HUUH all tilings, I sign you with thin blond uiul mako you of this blood. In tho preaeneo mul tliu nuiiiBof Uud, our Ixjrd, who U ov- urywheni und seen all thing*, I pour forlh your blood upon thu uurth!" (Hero ho poured UK ho spoke.) "An tills blood of youiu hlnka Into tho earth, uu may tliu inulinjry of your put,t lift) Mink and bo forgotten, for you uro born ugiiln of tliu IHXJ- jilu of Analuuwi. Iu thu pruKouou uiul tlio naiiuuif Ciuil, our Lord, who is uvury whuru und HIT.*nil ihlngH.J mlliglo thuso blmiiU" (hero hu (mufud from nuo liuwl lulu tlio other), "uiul with Uu'iu 1 lunch your Uinj;.-.'" (hero, ij'.pplntf l'in llngor Into Iho bowl, lnjImivlii.'illlioUiuit' mytviutfiio wlih U) "and bid you hwcar Ilium " 'I, Ti'iili-, tiwi-iir to IKI liilthful U) tho yuoulu of Aiiuliuuo uud Iu Ihi'lr lawful K«v- ni. 1 xwwir to wujju wur upon their und to COIIIIUIKB their destruction, mul more especially Upon the Toules, till they are driven into tho sea. I swonr to of.'. • no affront to tho gods of Annlmnc. Iswci.: 1 ' myself In marriage to Otomio, princess of the Otomlo, the daughter oC Montezuma, f my lord, for BO long as hor life shall on-i dun*. I swear to attempt no escape from theso shores. 1 swear to renounce my father nnd my mother, and tho land where I was bom, and to cling to this land of my now birth, and this my oath shall on- duro till tho volcuno Popo censes to vomifr Biiioko and fire, till thoro is no king in Tenoctitlan, till no priest nerves tho altars of tho goda and the people ol Analmao are no moro n people.' " When I had sworn, Gnatomoa came fo»- ward and embraced me, saying: "Welcome, Toule, my brother In blood and heart. Now you are one of us, and we look to you for help and counsel. Come, be seated by me." I looked toward Cuitlahun doubtfully, but he smiled graciously and said: "Teule, your trial is over. Wo have aucoptcd you, and you have sworn tho solemn oath of brotherhood, to break which is to die horribly in this world and to bo tortured through eternity In tho next. Forget all that may havo been said In tho hour ot your weighing, for the balance is in your favor, and bo sure that if you give us no causa to doubt you, you shall find nftie to doubt us. Now, OB tho husband of Otomle, you are a lord among tho lords, having honor and great possessions, and RS such bo seated by your brother Guatemoo and join our council." I did OB he bade me, and Otomlo withdrew from our presence. Thou Cuitlahua spoke again, no longer of mo and my matters, but of the urgent affairs of state. He spoke in Blow words and weighty, and more than onoe his voice broke In his sorrow. Ho told of tho grievous misfortunes that had overcome tho country, of the death of hundreds of Its bravest warriors, of tho slaughter of tho priests and soldiers that day on tho tcoculli and tho desecration of his nation's gods. What was to be done in this extremity? ho asked. Monto- zuma lay dying, a prisoner in the camp of the Toules, and the flrc that ho had nursed with his breath devoured the land. No efforts of theirs could break the iron strength, of these white devils, armed with strange and terrible weapons. Day by day disaster overtook the arms of tho Aztecs. What wisdom had they now that the protecting gods were shattered In tholr very shrines, when the altars ran red with the blood of their ministering priests, when, the oracles were dumb or answered only in the accents of despair? Then ono by ono princes and generals- arose and gave counsel according to their lights. At length all had spoken, and Cuitluhua said, looking toward me: '•Wo have a new counselor among us who is skilled in tho warfare and customs of the white man, who till an hour ago was himself a white man. Has he no word of comfort for usf' "Speak, my brother," said Guatemoo. Then I spoko. "Most noble Cuitlnhua, and you, lords and princes, you honor mo by asking my counsel, and it is this, in few words and brief: You waste your strength by hurling your armies continually against stone walls and tho weapons of Tcules. So you shall not prevail against them. Your devices must, bo changed if you would win victory. Tho Spaniards are like other men. They ore no gods, as the ignorant imagine, and tho creatures upon which they ride are not demon!;, but beasts of burden, such as are used for many purposes in tho land where I was born. "Tho Spaniards are men, I say, and do not men hunger and thirst? Cannot men bo worn out by want of sleep and bo killed in many ways? Arc not those Teules already weary to thu death! 1 This, then, is my word of comfort to you: Cease to attack tho Spaniards and invest their camp BO closely that no food can roucn tne.ni ana tholr allies, tho Tluscalans. If this is done, within 10 days from now either they will surrender, or thoy will strive, to break their way book to tho coast. But to do tills, first thoy must win out of tho city, und If dikes are out through tho causeways that will bo no cusy mutter. Then when they strive to escape, cumbered with the gold they covet and came hero to scolc, then, I HUJ-, Will bo tlio hour to attack them and to do- itroy them utterly." I cuuscd, und ti murmur of appiiuisn wont round the council. "It sooniB tliut wo ciiiuo to a svlso judgment when wo dutormlned to Kpitro this man's life," Kulcl Culthiliuu, • for nil that ho tells us Is true, and I would that wo had followed tills policy from t,ho llrst. Now, lords, I give my voico for acting as our brother points thu way. \Vhut suy youf" "Wo say with you that our brother's words uro good," unsv.-crod Guuteuioo presently, "und now let us follow thorn to tho end." Then, uftor somo further talk, tho council broke up, und I nought my chamber, well nigh blind with wourlnuus und crushed by tlio weight of all that I had suffered on that eventful day. Tho dawn was flur- ing In tho eastern sky, und by iU glimmer I found my puth down tho empty oorrldori till at length I cumo to tho curtains of my Bleeping place. I drew them and passed through. There, far up tho room, tho faint light gloaming on her snowy dross, her ruvon hair uud ornumonts of gold, stood Otomle, my bride. I wont toward hor, and as I came slto glided to moot mo with outstretched arm». She 0!M«l to MM »i»; with (inns. l»ro«o«tly (hoy wuro about my uuuk, and hut* kiss WUH upon my brow. "Now ull Iu iltwo, my lovo mid lord," »Uo whUuurud, "uud cumo K"inl «i' III, ur both, wu aIX) ono until dealh, lor tilk'h Vuwrt iw uum cannot IKI broken." "All Is dnuo liulml, OtoiuU', mid our oulhb uivllfeloilK, though ether oalhshiiVU boon, broken thut lliuy might buHwurn," I unswornl. Thus I lien 1, Thomaa \Vln;<'!r!il, wtui wod to OUmile, prlncoatf of (lie Olumfcn,

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