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'.'."' * t' ••.'.'." A;''. •• ^ ' '• •' .•-','.' -_ ' -';'.. ^'••"•.',..'•' .. i t . *».'•-• SANTA CLAUS SOAP H ItHfAIRBANK GBMtoNV 4 OW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR SPRING WORK. Thejfirst ttiing necessary is good comfortable sh res and you will find the best line at MOORE'S SHOE STORE Also the best lines oftf fine shoes at most popular prices. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY CARROLL, IOWA. South Side Fifth Street, • .- . * • ' ' YOU WANT THE BEST THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD For the readers of THE SENTINEL, and we have made arrangements whereby we can give the best weekly newspaper in tbe world, The New M Wd, Together with THE WEEKLT SENTINB for the price of THE SENTOTL alone. No other newspaper baa BO much varied and special matter for He weekly edition oe THE WOULD, and we feel that in offering BOTH PAPERS FOR $2 ' We ore giving our subscribers the beet premium we oould offer them. Don't del»y, but send in your subscription at once. Btmember, tThe New York World and The Weekly Sentinel For Only $2 for One Y ear. THE SENTINEL, Carroll, Iowa. SYNOPSIS. Thomas Wlngfield wns born In England of «n English father and a Spanish mother. Bis mother confided to htm that a certain Spaniard had sworn to take her life. II—one day, when Thomas was about 18, lie went out Into the rottyflelflB to a tryst with Lily Bozard. A Spanish stranger attaoked him on the road, and the boy cudgeled the ruffian Into helplessness, leaving him tied to a tree. Itl -Lily's lather detects Thomas kissing tbe maiden to seal a love compact and forbids further meetings of the lovers. Returning home, Thomas fln.Js thu Spaniard gone and his moth- •r lying (lend on a scene where footprints ut- "iSr—The mother has been stabbed by tho Spaniard, Jean dc Garcln, ber cousin. Thomas' father tells the story of his own earlr adventures In Spain, of De Garcla's passion (or his cousin and the vow to bill her because she (led the country the bride of a deadly enemy, Thomas swears vengeance on De Garcia. V—Be sails for Spain. Lily Bozard pledges eternal lovo. Viand VII—Thomas Is a medical student and finds employment In Seville with a popular quack—Dr. Fonseea. He meets De' Garcia and Is prevented from killing him by a woman whom tbe villain has wronged. Till and IX—Fonseea dies and leaves vast wealth to Thomas. De Garcia hat gone to the Spanish Indies. Thomas sends hit wealth home to propitiate Lily's father and sails for His- Daniels, X—Thomas Is shipwrecked In the Indian seas, escapes De Garcla's power and falls among tbe Indians of Tabasco, when a native maiden named Marina saves him from sacrifice. XI—Uonteznma's nephew, Gnatemoe, befriends Thomas and takes him to the capital. Thomas saves the life of the prince when he Is 'attaoted by a fierce puma. XII and XIII—In Monteznma's palaee Thomas meets Otomle, the Emperot's daughter. He IB made a god and doomed to sacrifice according to Azteo custom, with one year's gMoe. The Spaniards land on the Mexican, shore. XIV and XT-Hontezuma's kingdom U disturbed by evil omens and augurelo. Four Hex- loan maidens are chosen as earthly brides of the god Tezcat, and Otomle Is one of them. Sho discovers bis love for the faroff Lily, 'renounces her brldeshlp, but resolves to die by hli side on die altar of sacrifice. : XVI and XVII—Cortes reaches tbe capital and ls received by .Montezuma, but the nation rises against the Spaniards. Montezuma Is stricken down In Cortes' camp. Eve of the sacrifice of the god Tezcat and Otomle. XVIII and XIX-The god and his bride are placed on the stone of sacrifice. At the appointed hour, but the Spaniards have fought their way to the altar and confuse the blow. The victims are wounded, bat not slain. De Gracla and Thomas meet. THE CHICAGO TIMES ESTABLISHED 1834. 13 and 1O Pageb Daily. to 48 Pagca Sunday. No great daily in the United States is BO closely in touch with the people as TUB CHICAGO Tutm Its policy is progressive, liberal, tolerant. The Times holds that existing social, political and industri al conditions are not founded upon the principle of equal rights to all and special privileges to none. That under existing conditions injustice necessarily is done the mass of the people. The Times has its own convictions as to how these conditions may be amended. While urging its own beliefs strenuously and intelligently it does not dismiss with contempt or without a hearing the advocates of other economic reforms. The Times is fearless in its utterances and unswerving in ite devotion to the great body of the people. The Times believes in free speech, the free coinage of silver, and radical tariff reform. The Times believes in government control of all natural monopolies. The Times believes in such a tax on land values as shall lighten the burden of the farmer and make the owner of valuable city property pay his just share, The Times believes in the wisdom and good faith of the people. The Times prints all the news from all the world in u roan* Her interesting and instructive to all the people, BUND FOlt SAMPLE OOJPim Read the People's Paper. CHAPTER XXIV. THE FALL OF TKKOCTITLAN. Now, shortly after Christmas, having marched from the coast with a great array of Spaniards, for many hod joined his banner from over sea and tens of thousands of native allies, Cortes took up his headquarters at Tczouco, in the valley of Mexico. This town is situated near the borders of the lake', at a distance of several leagues from Tenootltlan, and being on tho edge of tbo territory of the Tlascalans, his allies, It was most suitable to Cortes as a base of action. And then began onoof the most terrible wars that the world has seen. For eight months it raged, and when It ceased at length Tenootltlan, and with It many other beautiful and populous towns, woro blackened ruins, the most of tbe Aztecs were dead by sword and famine, and their nation was crushed forever. Of all the details of this war I do not purpose to write, for were I to do so there would be no end to this book, and I bavo my own tale to tell. These, therefore, I leave to the maker of histories. Let it bo enough to say that the plan of Cortes was to destroy all her vassal and allied cities and people before ho grappled with Mexico, queen of tho valley, and this ho set himself to do with a skill, a valor and a Btralghtncss of purpose such as have scarcely boon shown by a general since tbo days of Ciesar. Iztupalapan was the first to fall, and ,here 10,000 men, women and children were put to tbe sword or burned alive. Then oamo the turn of tho others. One by one Cortes reduced the cities till the whole girdlo of them was in his hands and Te- nootKjlan alone remained untouched. . By the month of May, strive as wo would—and never was a more gallant fight made—all our allies were crushed or bad deserted UB, and tbe siege of the city began. It begun by land and by water, for with incredible resource Cortes canted 18 brlgantines of war to bo constructed in Tloscala and conveyed In pieces for 80 leagues across the mountains to hie camp, whence they were floated into the lake through a canal, which was hollowed out by tho labor of 10,000 Indians, who worked at it without cease for two month*. The bearers of these brigantlues wore escorted by an army of £0,000 Tlasoalana, and if I could have bad my way that army should have been attacked in tho mountain passes. Bo thought Guatomot alfco, but there were few troops to spore, for the most of our force bod been dispatched to threaten a city liumed Chalco. that, though its people were of tbe Azteo blood, bad not been ashamed to desert the Astec cause. Still I offered to lead thu 80,000 Otomloe whom I commanded against tbe Tlusoalans oouvoy, and tho matter waf debated hotly at a council of war. But tbe moet of tbe council were against tho risking of an engagement with tho Spaniard* and their allies so for from tho city, and thus tho opportunity went by to return no more. It WM un evil fortune like the rest, for In the end these brlgautlnoe brought about the fall of Teiioutltlan by cutting off the supply of food, which was carried in canoes across the lako, Ala*, tbo bravest con do nothing against the power of famine! Hunger is a very great man, as tbo Indium cay. Now the Aztecs, fighting alone, were face to face with their foos, and the laft struggle began. First tho Spaniard* eat tho aqueduct which supplied tho city with water from tbe springs at tbo royal bonne of Obapoltepoo, whither I wus token on being brought to Mexico. Henceforth till tbe end of thu siege tbe only wutor that we found to drink wan the brackish und mudu dy fluid furnished by the lako und well* sunk in the soli. Although it mlghtlw drunk of tor boiling to free It of thu ualt* W WM unwholesome and filthy to tho tMW, bleeding various painful Blvknunioa MM fever*. It was §u this day of thu cutting of tbe aqueduct that Otoinie bare me a •on. our flretborn. Already tho hurdjbljW of the siege were HO great and nourishUig food M nwoo that, bod «ho been W» •trong, or bod I poMCtwed low skill M» medicine, I think tb*t the would b»y» died. Still Jthe, recovered.' to ray gr«ft* tkanltfulneu und joy, and though I aju *o olerk I baptised tbe boy into (ho Obtain oburch wltb my own n*ud, aauiiun bfan Thomuti, After ine- Now day by djtf and week by weak ' ~ ' ' won| «> wlti> Y«mu( ~ sometimes In the suburbs of the city, some- tunes on the lake and sometimes in the very streets. Time on time the Spaniards were driven back with loss; time on time they advanced again from their different camps. Onco wo captured 60 of them and more than a thousand of their allies. All these were sacrificed on tho altar of Hult- zel and given over to be devoured by the Aztecs according to the beastlike custom which In Auahuao enjoined the eating of the bodies of those who wore offered to the gods, not because tho Indians love such meat, but for a secret religious reason. In vain did I pray Guatemoo to forego this horror. "Is this a time for gentleness?" ho Answered fiercely. "Icannot save them from the altar, and I would not if I could. Let the dogs die according to the custom of tbo land, and to you, Teule, my brother, I soy presume not too far." ' Alas, the heart of Guatemoo grew ever fiercer as the struggle woro on, and Indeed It was little to be wondered at. This was the dreadful plan of Cortes— to destroy the city piecemeal as he advanced toward Its heart—and It was carried out without mercy. So soon as the Spaniards got footing in a quarter, thousands of the Tlascalans were sot to work to fire the houses and burn all In them alive. Before the siege was done Tenoctltlan, queen of the valley, was but a heap of blackened ruins. Cortes might have- cried over Mexico with Isaiah the prophet: "Thy pomp Is brought down to the grave, end tho noise of , thy viols; the worm'1st spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning, how art thou out down to the ground which didst weaken the nations I" In all these fights I took my port, though it does not become me to boast my prowess. Still the Spaniards knew me well, and thoy hod good reason. How shall I paint the horrors that day by day were heaped upon the doomed oltyf Boon all the food was gone, and men—aye, and worse still, tender women and children—must eat such meat as swine would have turned from, striving to keep life in them for a little longer. Grass, the bark of trees, slugs and insects, washed clown with brackish water from the lake, these were their best food, these and the flesh of captives offered in sacrifice. Now they began to die by hundreds and thousands; they died so fast that they could not buy them. Where they perished, there they lay till at length their bodies bred a plague, a black and horrible fever, .that swept off thousands more, who, in turn, became tho root of pestilence. For one who was killed by the Spaniards and their allies, two were swept off by hunger and plague. Think then what was the number of dead when not less than 70,000 perished beneath the sword and by fire alone. Indeed it was said that 40,000 died In this manner in a single day.—tho day before the last of tho siege. One night I came book to tho lodging where Otomie dwelt with her royal sister, Teculoho, tbe wife of Guatemoo, for now all tho palaces had been burned down. I was starving, for I hod scarcely tasted food for 40 hours, but all that my wife could set before me were three meal cakes, or tortillas, mixed with bark, Sho kissed me and bade me eat them, but I discovered that she herself hod touched no food that day, so I would not .till she shared them. Then I noted that she could scarcely swallow the bitter morsels, and also that she strove to hide tears, which ran down her face. "What is It, wife?" I asked. Then Otomlo broke out Into a great and bitter crying and said: "This, my beloved. For two days the milk has been dry in my breast—hunger .has dried it—and our bubo is doadl Look, he lies dead!" und she drew aside a cloth and showed me tho tiny body. "Hush," I said, "he Is spared mucbl (Ton wo then desire that a child should live to see such days as wo have seen, and, after all, to die at lastf''' • He was our son—our firstborn," sho cried again. "Ob, why must wo suffer thusf" "Wo must suffer, Otomle, because we are born to it. Just so much happiness is given to us as shall save us from madness and no more. Ask mo not why, for I cannot answer you. There is no answer in my faith or in any other." And then, looking on tfcat dead babe, I wept also. Every hour In those terrible months it was my lot to see a thousand sights more awful, and yet this sight of • uead Infant moved mo the most of all of them. Tbo child Was mine, my firstborn; Its mother wept beside me, and its stiff and tiny fingers seemed to drag at my heartstrings. Seek not tbo cause, for the Almighty, Miho gave the heart its Infinite power of pain, alone can answer, and to our ears ho Is dumb. Then I took a mattock and dug a bole outside the house till I oamo to water, which, In Tenootitlan, Is found at a depth of two feet or so, and, having muttered a prayer over him, fhoro In the water I laid the body of our child, burying U out of sight At the least he was not left for (be Mpllotes, as the Acteos coll the vultures, tike tbe rest of them. After that wo wept ourselves to sleep In etveb other's arms, Otouulo murmuring from time to time, "Ob, my husband, I would that we were atleep and forgotten, wo and the bubo together." "Bert now," I answered, "for death In vejjr neor to us," Tbe morrow ooroe, and wltb It u deadlier, (ray (J*uu ajty tuut h*4 gq»c Uetorf, | and after It hioro ittorrdws* and tnoro deaths, but stBl wp lived oli, for GuP-tofnoti gave « of Ills footf. Then Cortes BeM his heralds demanding' our sufiondor, and now three-fourths of the city Was a ruin, and three-lourths of Its defenders .were dead. Tho dead wore, heaped in .the houses like bees stifled in a hive, «no In tho streets they lay so thick that wl> .walked upon them. ' ; The council vrns summoned, fierce man, haggard with hunger and with war, and they oonsldoied tho offer oi' Cortes. "What Is yon* word, Guatemoo?" said their spokesman at last. ! "AIM I Montozuma,<thai you ask me? I swore to defend this citato the Inst," he answered hoarsely, "and) for my part, I will defend it. Better th'nt we should all die than that Wo should toll living Into the hands of the Teules.'' i "So say we," thoy replljd. And the war went on. | At length there came >a day when the Spaniards mode a now attack and gained another portion of the oity. There the pfeoplo weijo huddled togetiier llko sheep In a pen. Wo strove to deferiil them, but our arms Were weak with famine. Thoy fired into us with their pieces, flowing us down like corn before sickle. Then tho Tlasca- lans were loosed uponj us, llko flerco hounds upon a defensoUss buck, and on this day it Is said that jhere died 40,000 people, for none was spartd. On the morrow—It was the last day of the siege—came a fresh embassy from Cottes, asking that Ouatemoo should meet him. The answer was the same, for nothing could conquer that noble spirit. ' ; "Tell him," sold Guatemoo, "that I will die where I am, but thai; I will hold no parley with him. We are helpless; let Cortes work his pleasure on us." By now all the city was destroyed, and we-who remained alive within Its bounds were gathered on the causeways and behind the ruins of walls, men, women and children together. Here they attaoked us again. The great drum on theteocalll beat for tho last time, and for the last time the wild scream of theAzteo warriors went up to heaven. We fought our best. I killed four men that day with my arrows, which Otomle, who 'was at my side, handed me asfl shot. But the most of us had not the strength of a child, and what could we do? They came among us like seamen among a flock of seals' and slaughtered us bir hundreds. 'They drove us into the canals and trod us to death there till bridges were made of our!bodies. How we escaped I do not know. | At length a party of us, among whom was Guatemoo, with his wlfo, Teouichpo, were driven to the shores of the lake, where lay canoes, and Into those,we entered, scarcely knowing what we did, but thinking that we might escape, for now all the city was taken. The brigantines saw us and sailed after us with a favoring wind— the wind always favored the foo in that war—and, row as wo would, one of them came up with us and began to fire Into us. Then Guatemoo stood up and spoke, saying: "I am Gnatemoo. Bring mo to Malln- ehe. But spore those of my people who remain olive." "Now," I said to Otomle at my side, "my hour has come, for the Spaniards will surely hang me, and it is in my mind, wife, that I should do well to kill myself, so that I may be saved from a death of shame.'' "Nay, husband," she answered sadly, "as I said in bygone days, while you live there is hope, but the dead como back no more. Fortune may favor us yet; still, if you think otherwise, I am ready to die." "That I will not suffer,lOtoraie." "Then you must hold your bond husband, for flow, as always, where you go I follow." "Listen," I whispered. "Do not let It be known that you ore my wife. Pass yourself as one of tho ladles of Teouichpo, tho queen, your sister. If we are separated, and If by any chance I escape, I will try to make my way to tho City of Pines. There, among your own people, we may find refuge." "So be it, beloved," sho answered, smiling sadly. "But I do not know how the Otomle will receive me, who have led 20,000 of their bravest men to a dreadful death." Now we woro on the deck of the origan- tine and must stop talking, and thence, after tbo Spaniards had 1 quarreled over us for awhile, wo were token ashore and led to the top of a house which still stood, where Cortes' hod mode.ready hurriedly to receive his royal prisoner. Surrounded by his escort, tho Spanish general stood, cop In bond, and by his side was Marina, grown more lovely than before, whom I now met for the first time since wo had parted In Tabasco. Our eyes mot, and she started, thereby showing that she knew nie again, though It must have been hard for Marina to rec- ognise her friend Teule in the blood stained, starving and tattered wretch who could scarcely find strength to climb the asotea. But at that time no words passed between us, for all eyos were bent on the nutting between Cortes and Guatomoo, between tho conqueror and the conquered. Still proud and defiant, though ha seemed but a living skeleton, Guatomoo walked straight to where tho Spaniard stood and spoke, Marina translating his Words: I am Guatemoo, tho emperor, Mnlln- •he," he said. "What a man might do to defend his people I have dono. Look on the fruits of my labor," and be pointed to the blackened ruins of Tonoctltlun that etustched on every side as far us thu oyo oovld reach. "Now I have come to this pass, for tbe gods themselves hove boon against me. Deal with mo as you will, but It will be best that you kill mo now," ami he touched the dagger of Curtus with his band, "and thus rid mo swiftly of tho misery of life." '•Fear not, Guatemoo," answered Cortes. "You have fought llko a brave mau, and such I honor. With wo you are safe, far we Spaniards love a gallant foe. See, here U food," and he pointed to a table spread with such viands as we hod not for many a week. "Bat, you and your companions together, for you must need It. Afterward we will talk." So we ate, and heartily, I, for my part, thinking It would be well to dloupuna full slontttoh, having faced death so long upon an empty one, and while we do* voured the moat the 0piu>lard« stood on one side scanning us, not without pity, Presently Tooulohpp was brought before Cortes, and with her Otuuiie and six other ladlus. He greeted bur graciously, and they were given to cut.' Now one of tbe Bpanlardi who hod b«ou watching me wotspured something liito the ear of Cortes, and I saw hU<ooo i Inrkou. "Boy," ho said to meilu Cattlllun, "are you that renegade, tunt traitor who IMS tided those AiUxw agui ">t u.«r" "I ajn no rouugiidu ami no traitor, gen ''You shaU'Sootl have bol.te*, •_„ he snitl fuilDusly "Here, load this, toah> away and linng htm oh"tbo innst of yofi&Wi Ship." Now 1 saw that It was flnishfed and made teuAy to fto to my tlc-atli, When MaV rlnn spoko In^o tho rar of Cqrtos. All the) said I could not catch, but I heafd t)iS words • liiddrri fold " lie Ihtaned, then hcBltRtcil i ml «•!' l.i-n'oitd' ''J)o not hang this tr.\n to La him bo r.ifoly guarded. Toir.i ..L\> t will InqffUe Into his) case." •Ml," I answered bold wine bud put new llfu {englishman, and I ha' uto I huvo CKAPTHft TilOMAS IB BOOMED. At tho v.'ords of Cortes two Spaniard* caiuo fonvr.rd, and seizing me one b> cither arr,i they led mo across tho roof of the house toward tho stairway. Otoj- !»' had heard also, and though sho did not understand the words sho read tho face of Cortes and know wull that I was being taken to imprisonment or death. As I passed her she .started forward, a terror shining in her eyes. Fearing that she was about to throw herself upon my breast, and thus reveal herself as my wife and bring my fate upon her, I glanced at her warnlngly, then nindo protonso to stum- bio, and as though with fear and exhaustion I fell at her feet. The soldiers who led me laughed brutally, and one of them kicked me with his heavy boot. But Otbmle- stooped down and held her baud to me to help me rise, and as I did so wo spoke low and swiftly. "Farewell, wife," I said. "Whatever happens, keep silent." "Farewell," she answered. "If you. must die, await ino in tho gates of death, for I will join you there/' "Nay, live on. Time shall bring comfort." "You are my life, beloved. With you time ends for me. " Now I was on my feet again, and I think that none noted our whispered words, for all were listening to Cortes, who rated the- man that had kicked me. "I bade you guard this traitor— not to kick him, "he said angrily in CartUlan. "Will yon put us to open shame before these savages? Do so. once more, and you shall pay for it smartly. Learn a lesson .in gentleness from that woman. She is starving, yet she leaves her food to help your prisoner to his feet. Now take him away to camp and see that he comes to no harm, for he can tell me much. " Then the soldiers led me away, grumbling as they went, and the last thing I saw was the despairing face of Otomle, my wife, as she gazed after me, faint with the secret agony of our parting. But' when. I came to the head of tho stairway Guate- moc, who stood near, took my hand and shook it. "Farewell, my brother," he said, with a- heavy smile. "Tho gnmo we played together is finished, and now it is time for us to rest. I thank you for your valor and. your aid." • -' "Farewell, Goatemoc," I answered. "You are fallen, but let this comfort you — In your fall you have found immortal fame." "On, on!" growled the soldiers, and 1 wont, little thinking howGuateinoo and I • should meet again. They took me to a canoe, and wo were- paddled across the lako by Tlascalans till at length we came to the Spanish camp. Tho room of the stone house where thoy prisoned me hod a window secured by- bars of wood, and through these bars I could see and hear therevelingsof the soldiers during tho time of my confinement. All daylong, when they were not on duty, and most of the night also, they gambled and drank, staking tens of pesos on a sin- glo throw, which the loser must pay out of his share of tho countless treasures of the Aztecs. Little did they oaro if they won or lost, they were so sure of plunder, but played on till drink overpowered them and thoy tolled senseless beneath tho tables, or till they sprang up and danced. wildly to and fro, catching at the sunbeams- and screaming, "Gold, gold, gold I" Listening at this window also I gathered some of tho tidings of the camp. I learned that Cortes had come back, bringing Guatemoo and several of tho prbiooe with him, together with many of tho noble Aztec ladles. Indeed I saw and heard the toldlen gambling for these womep when they wore weary of their ploy for money, a description of each of them being written on a piece of paper. One of these ladle* answered well to Otomlo, my wife, and the was put up to auction by the brute* Who won her In the gamble and sold to » common soldier for a hundred pesos, for those men never doubted but that the women and tho gold would bo handed over to them. Thus things went for several days, daring which I sat and slept in my prison untroubled by any, except the native woman who_waitodon mound brought _rae foodj During those days I ate a* Ier eaten before or since, and I h, for my sorrows could not rid- of Hi appetites and commanding. food and rest. Indeed I verily: at at the end of a week I bad In- !, weight by a full half, Alsoinr weariness was oonquorod ut lnugtli, and X i tvos strong again, But when I was neither sleeping qort eating I watched at my window, hoping, ' though In vain, to catch some light of j Otomle or Guatemoo. If I mighji not see' my friends, however, at loMt I saw wy foe, for one evening De Garcia came and; •tared at my prison. Ho could not two roe, i but I MW him, and the devilish wulle thafei flickered on bti face as he went away Ilk*! a wolf mode mo shiver with a presage of' wow to come. For 10 minutes or more b* stood gating ut my window hungrily, aa, a oat gaze§ at a caged bird, and I toll thai' be WM waiting for the door to bo opovat' and knew that It would soou be opened. ' TbU happened on tho eve of tho day; upon which I was put to torture. Meanwhile, ai time went on, I noticed that a change oame over, tho tamper of Mt» camp, The soldiers COMM* to gamble for untold wealth; they even coned drlnkjnf, to .exeew and from their riotoiu Joy, but took to hanging togethw In knot*, dlwrnia. i lug fiercely I could not )oaru of what. On, the day when Do Garcia oante to look aft; my urUoii there WAI u gnat gathering l»i the square oppoilto my prison, to wblgh I MwCortos ride upon a white. korta MJ&J richly droMod. Vhe inoetiugwaj taofir, away for mo to overhear what pwuad, butj I uotlood that several offleew Oortos angrily,. and that their wwre loudly ahoorod, by tbo soldlora. M last the groat ouptalu an«wore4 them at, •owe length, and they broke up lu iilenoo. : Next morning, of tor I hud bvuukfiwtooV four soldiers ottmo Into my prlww uud or-: derud mo to uooomimuy tlium, "Wnlthwf." I asW - I "To tho captain, traitor," their loader •/ , ti ' for tho food und uto me. "I out an fought with the uod cause to hate "It hai oonw at liwt, " I thought to myself, but I nalil only; i "It in wall. Any okuugo from this hoj» I* one for tho bettor. " « . "Cortulnly," Wo wi>Uqd, "mid tbU If your la»tBhUt." Thou I know (Uat Uio mau bullovod ttu4

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