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THE CHICAGO TIMES EMTABL1SHED 1834. 8. 15S 1O Uuily. 83 to 48 Pages Buiidny. No great daily in the United States is so closely in touch with the people as THE CHICAGO TIMKS. Its policy is progressive, liberal, tolerant. The Times holds that existing social, political and industrial 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 bow these conditions may be amended. While urging its own beliefs strenuously aud intelligently it does not disniiBB with contempt or without a hearing the advocates of other economic reforms. The Times is fearless in its utterances and unswerving in its devotion to the great body of the people. The Times believes in free speech, the free coinage of silver, and radical tariff reform. Ttw Times believes iu government control of all natural monopolies. The Times believes in such a tax on land values as shall lighten the burden of the fanner und make the owner ot valuable city property pay his just share. The Times believes in the wisdom and good faith of the people. The Times prints u 1 ! the news from all the world iu ft man- Her interesting and instructive to all the people, »KNI> FUU BAAli*fcH GOPIBB. Read the People's Paper. SYNOPSIS. Thomas Wlngfleld was born In England of i<n English father and a Spanish mother. His mother confided to him tint u certain Spaniard had sworn to take her life. H-One day, when Thomas was about 18, lie wentouttntothenmyflellstoa tryst with Illy Bozard. A Spanish stranger^attncked him on tho road, and the boy cudgels* thfc rORtau Into helplessness, leaving him tied to a tree. ri Lily's tather iie.tects Thomas kissing the maiden to seal a lore compact mid forbids further meetings ot the lovers. Heturtilng home, Thorns- tin-, s the Spaniard gone and his moth- «r lying ilend on a scene where footprints ot- irHyuBtruggle. iV—The mother bas been stubbed uy toe Bpanlnrd, Jean do earclu, her cousin. ThomnH' father toils the story ot his own early adventures In Spain, of l>a (tarcla'B passion for his cousin and the vow to kill her because she lied tbe country the bride of a deadly enemy. Thomas swears vengeance on De Garcia, V-He sails for Spain. Lily Bozard pledges eternal love. Viand VI[—Thomns Is a medical student im-i Dndg employment In Seville with a popular quack—Dr. Fonseca. He meets De Garcia imd Is prevented from killing him by u woman whom tbe villain has wronged. , VIII and IX—Ponseca dies and leaves vast wealth to Thomas. De Uarula hai gone t« tbo Spanish Indies. Thomas sends his wealth home to proptttate Lllj'e father nod satis for Ule- X—Thomas Is shipwrecked In the Indian sens, escapes Ue Garcla's cower and falls among the Indians of Tabasco, where a native maiden nsmttd Marina saves him from i acrlflce. XI—Monteznma's nephew, Gnatemoe. he- friends Thomas and takes him to tbe capital. Thomas saves tbe life of tbe prince when lie Is attacked bya fierce puma. Xll and XIII—In Monteznuia's palace rhonias meets Otomle, the Emperor's daughter. Ho la made a god and doomed to sacrifice according to Aztec custom, with one year's grace. The Spaniards land on the Mexican shore. XIV and XV—Montezuma's kingdom It disturbed by evil omens and augnrelb. Fonr Mexican maidens are choeen as earthly brides of the god Tezcat, and Otomle Is one of them. She discovers his love for the faroff Lily, renounces ber brldenhlp, but resolves to die by iili aide on (be altar of sacrifice. XVI and XVII—Cortes reaches the capital mid Is received by Montezumii. bin th« nation rlt-es against the Spaniards. Mnnleziima Is strlckm: down In Cortes' ctirap. Eve of the sacrifice ol' tbe god Tezcnt and Otomle. XVIII and XIX—The god and bis bride are placed on the stone of sacrifice. At the appointed hour, but tbe Spaniards have fought their way to the altar and confuse the blow. Th« victims lire wounded, but not slain. De Gnicin and Thomas meet. CHAPTER XXIX. THE END OF GUATEMOO. Now for awhile wo dwelt in quiet at tho City of Finns, and by slow degrees and with much suffering I recovered from the .wounds that the oruol hand of Do Garcia had Inflicted upon me. But wo know that, this peace could not lost, and thepeoplo of tho Otomio know it also, for had they not scourged tho envoys of Malincho out of tho gates of their city? Many of them wero now sorry that this hod been done, but it was done, and they must reap as they hud sown. So they made ready for war, and Otomio was tbo president of tlieir councils, in which I shared. At length ciuno news thataforcw of BO Spauiiirds, with 5,000 Tlascalnn allies, wero advancing >on tlio city to desire * a a. Then I took command ol tho tribesmen of the Otomio—tliore woro 10,OCO or moro of them, nil well armed after tlieir owu fashion—and advanced out of tho city bill I was two-thirds of tho way down tlio gorge which leads to it. But I did not bring all my army down this gorge, sinco there wus no room for thorn to fight there, and I had another plan. I sent soiuo 7,000 men round tho mountains, of which tho secret paths wore well known to them, bidding them climb to tho crest of tlio precipices that bordered either side of the gorge, and tiiere, at certain places whoro tho cliff is sheer and more than 1,000 feet in height, to inakoit great provision of stones. Tlio rest of my army, excepting 500 whom I kept with mo, I armed with " and throwing spears and Btallouec" In ambush in convenient places whoro tlio Bides of tho cliff woro broken imd in such fashion that rocks from above could not he rolled 011 them. Then I sent trusty men as spies to warn mo of tho approach of tho Spaniards aud others whoso million it was to offer themselves to them as guides. Now, I thought my plan good, and everything looked well, and yet it missed failure but by a very little, for Maxtla, our enemy and tho friend of the Spaniards, was In my camp—Indeed I hud brought him with me that I might wutoh him— and he had not been Idle. For wliou tho Spaniards wero holt ft day'a inarch from tho mouth of thu defile one of thoso men whom I had told off to watch their advance came to ino and made it known that Maxtla had bribed him to go to tbe leader of the Spaniards uud <U»- eloje to him the plan of tbo am buwade. ThU man had token the bribe and started on hU errand of treachery, but his heart failed him, and returning ho told mo oU. Then I caused Maxtla to be selisod, uud before nightfall bo had paid tho pricu of hi* wiukcdnos*. On tho morning after his death the Spanish array red tho paw. Half way down It I wul i....i»» with my 600 jia-n and engaged them, but Buffered thorn to drive us buck with some IOM. Ai thoy followed thoy grew bolder, and wo fled faster till at luugth we flaw down thodeflle, followed by tho Spanlih horse. Now, twin* tbrco fur- longa from It* mouth that loads to thu City of Pine* this pass turns und narrows, ana here tho cliffs are w ahoor and high that • twilight reign* at tho foot of them. Down tho narrow way we ran in BOOM- Ing rout, and after us came tho Spaniard* ihoutlug ou their saint* *nd flushed with victory. But »earooly had wo turned the corner when they sang another song, for those who wero watching 1,000 feet above UB gave tho bikini, aud down from ou high oamo a rain »f lUuc* and bowlder* that darkened ilia air and crashed among them, crushing many of them. On they struggled, seeing ft wldur way In front whoro tbo cliff* sloptxl, anil per- hap* half of them won through. Uui here tho archer* wero waiting, and now, in the place of stones, arrow* were bulled uppjj them till at length, utterly bwwlluored and unable to swlUo a blow Iu their o\vu defense, they turned tolly toward thu open country. Tills flnlihod the light, fur now we amlled their (huifc, (»ud ou«u more tbo rook* thundered on them from ul>ovu, uud the und of it was tbut tliow who rrimtluud ol tbe Bumilwdi ubd th«U Indian ulUu» were driven Iu utter rout back to thu plain beyond the pa** of Vine* Aftor thin battle tbe Bpauiuruu troubled u* no more for many yuan except by thrwta, and my aniue grew great umowg tho people of the Otouuo, "W»Pfi«fll*r4." afterward I gave him his liberty. From him I Inquired of the doings of De Garcia or Sarceda and learned that he was still in the service of Cortes, but that Mnrlna had been true to her word and had brought disgrace upon him because he had threatened to put Otomie to the torture. Moreover, Cortes was angry with him because of our escape, tho burden of which Marina had laid upon his shoulders, hinting that ho had taken a bribe to suffer us to pass the gate. Of tho 14 years of my life which followed the defeat of the Spaniards I can speak briefly, for, compared to tho time that had gone before, they were years of quiet. In them children wero born to mo and Otomie—three sons—and these children wero my great joy, for I loved thorn dearly, and they loved me. Indeed, except for tho strain of their mother's blood, they wore English and not Indian, for I christened them all and taught them our English' tongue and faith, and their mien and eyes wero more English than Indian, though their skins were dark. But I had no luck with these dear children of mine any more than I have had with that which Lily bore me. Two of them died—one from a fever that all my skill would not avail to cure, and another by a fall from a lofty cedar tree, which he climbed searching for a kite's nest. Thug of the three of them—since I do not speak now of that infant, my firstborn, who perished In tho siege—there remained to mo only the eldest and best beloved, of whom I must toll hereafter. For the rest, jointly with Otomle I was named cazique of the City of Pines at a great council that was held after I had destroyed the Spaniards and their allies, and as such wo had wide though not absolute power. By.the exercise of this power In tbo end I succeeded in abolishing tho hor- riblo rites of human sacrifice, though, because of this, a largo number of tho outlying tribes fell awav from our rule, and the enmity of V, ".',.... was oioitod against ine. Tho last sacrifice, except one only, the most terrible of them all, of which I Will tell afterward, that was ever celebrated on the teocalli In front of tho palace took place after the defeat of the Spaniards in the pass. When I had dwelt three years in the City of Fines and two sous had been born to me there, secret messengers arrived that were to be sent by the friends of Gua- tomoc, who had survived tho torture and was still a prisoner in tho hands of Cortes. From these messengers wo learned that Cortes was about to start upon an expedition to the gulf of Honduras, across tho country that is now known as Yucatan, taking Guatemoo and other Aztec nobles with him, for he feared to leave them behind. Wo heard also that there was much murmuring among tho conquered tribes of Anahuao because of the cruelties and extortions of tho Spaniards, and many thought that the hour had coma when a rising against them might bo carried to a successful Issue. This was the prayer of those who sent the envoys—that I should raise a force of Otoinies and travel with it across tho country to Yucatan, and therewith others who would be gathered wait a favorable opportunity to throw myself upon tho Span- lards when they wore entangled in the forests and swamps, putting them to tho sword and releasing Guutomoo. Such was the first purpose of tho plot, though it had many others of which it is useless to speak, seeing that they came to nothing. When tho message had been delivered, I shook my head sadly, for I could BOO no hope in such a scheme, but the chief of tho messengers rose and led mo aside, saying that ho had a word for my ear. "Guatomoo sends thoso words," bo said. " 'I hear that you, my brother, aro free and safe with my cousin Otomio In tho mount-tins of tho Otomie. I, alas, linger in tho prisons of tho Toulos like a crippled onglc in a cage. My brother, If it is in y6ur power to help mo, do so. I conjure you, by tho memory of our ancient friendship and of all that wo have suffered together. Then a time may still como when I shall rule again in Anahuao, and you shall Bit at my side.' " I heard, and my heart was stirred, for then, ua to this hour, I loved Guutcmio as a brother. "•Go :ick," I said, "and find moon '•> tcUGuuwiuoo that if I causavolilm I \viil , "(jo back," J taM, though I havomnaU hopes that way. SHU lot Mm look for mo in tho forests ot Yucatan." Now, when Otomle hoard or thUjn-c in- |w of- mine «Uo was vexed, for »lu> > aid tbut it wus foolUh and would only uiul in n»y losing jny Hfo, Still, having given H, •ho held with mo that it must bo carried gut, and Uio end of It wim that I rulsud 600 men, and with them wit out upon my long and toilsome march, which I tlwod BO ut) to moot Cortog Iu tho pusses of Yucatan. At thu last moment Otomio wished to ue- company me, but 1 forbade it, pointing out that she oouU) leave neither ut he/ children, uud wo uurtod with. uHtur ffflef t«r the first tlmu. . Of nil tho hardships that I underwent I will not write. Vut 8W luontlu we struggled on tturow mountains tmd rivers and through swamps aud forests till at lait wo reached a mighty deserted city that is it4 P*H>nqu,e by the Iud.la.us ol thorn pr.rtr:, which has been lihlnhabited tot tnmiy generations. This city is the most marvelous placothnt I have seen Ih nil ttty travels, though much of It Is hidden in bush, for wherever tlio traveler wanders thero ho Cuds vast palaces of marble, cat- yen within nnd without, and sculptured teocaUls and tho huge Images of grinning gods. Often huvo I wondered wlutt nation was strong enough to build such a capltrJ, mid who were tho kings that dwelt in it. Hut these tire Recrets belonging to the past, and (hoy cannot bo answered till §omo learned man has found tho key to the stone by.:.hols nnd writings with which tlio wal!n of tho buildings aro covered over. In this city I hid with my men, though It wns no cosy task to persuade them to take up their habitation omotifr BO many 'ghosts of tho departed, not to speak of tho noisome fevers nnd tho wild beasts and snakes that haunted it, for I had information that tho Spaniards would pass through the swamp that lies between tho ruins nnd the river, and there I hoped to ambush them. But on the eighth <Jny of my hiding I learned from spies rhnt Cortes had crossed the great river higher up and was cutting his way through tho forest, for of swamps lie had passed more than enough. So. I hurried also to tho river, Intending to cross it. But all that day and all that night It Mined as it can rain nowhere else In tho world that I havo seen, till at last we waded on our rond knee deep in water, and when we came to the ford of the river It wns to find o-'wido, rearing'flood that no man could pass in anything less frail than a Yarmouth herring boat. So there on the bank wo must stay in misery, suffering many ills from fever, lack of food ond.pleutitudo of water, till at length the stream ran down. Throe days and nights we waited there, and on tho fourth morning I made shift to cross, losing four men by drowning in the passage. Once over, I hid my forco in tho bush and reeds and crept forward with six. men only to sec if I could discover anything of the whereabouts of the Span 1 tards. Within an hour I struck tho trail that they had cut through the forest and followed it cautiously. Presently we came to a spot where, the forest was thin, and here Cortes hod camped, for there was heat left in tho ashes of his fires, and among tfcein lay tho body of an Indian who had died from sickness. Not 50 yards from this camp stood a huge ceiba, a tree that has a habit of growth not unlike that.of our English oak, though it is soft wooded and white barked and will increase moro in bulk in SO years' than any oak nriy in 100. Indeed I never yet saw an oak tree so largo as this ceiba of which I write, either In girth or in its spread of top, unless'it bo the Kirby oak or tho tree that is called the B^ng of Scoto, which grows at Browne, that is .tho next parish to this of Ditchingham, in Norfolk. On this ceiba tree many zaphilotcs or-vultures were perched, and as we crept toward it I saw what it was thoy come to seek, for from the lowest branches of tho ceibu three corpses swung in the breeze. "Here are tho Spaniards' footprints, " I said. "Let us look at them," and wo passed beneath tho shadow of tho As I came, n zophiloto alighted on tho head of tho body that hung nearest to mo, and its weight or tho wafting of tho fowl's wing caused tho dead man to turn round so that ho came face to face with me. I looked, started back, then looked again and sank to tho earth groaning, for heio was he whom I had come to seek and save, my brother, Guutumoc, tho last om- pow of Anuhuuc. Hero lie hung iu tho dim and desolate forest, dead by the death of • thief, while the vulture shrieked upon his head. I sat bewildered awl horror stricken, and as I sut I remembered the proud Bign of Aztec royalty, n bird of prey clasping an adder in its claw. Thero bo- fore mo was the last of tho stock, and, behold, a bird of prey gripped his hair In its talon's, iv lilting emblem indeed of tho fall of Aunhuitc and tho kings of Anahuao! I sprang to >uy feet, with an oath, and lifting tho bow I hold I 'sent an arrow through tho vulture, and it fell to the earth fluttering nnd screaming. Then I bade those with mo to cut down tlio corpses of Guatemoo and of tho prince of Taoubaand another noblo who hung with' him and hollow a deep grave bow.'atll the tree. There I luld them, and thero I lett thuni to sleep forever in its melancholy shadow, and thua for tlio lust time I saw Guatomoo, <ny brother, whom I crime far to Suva ami found ready for barir.l by tho Spaniuril. • Then I turned my face homownrJ, for now AnaUuue had no king to rescue, but it chanced that before I wont I caught a TlMoulun who could spyak Spanish, and "who hud ilesurted from tho army of Cortoa because of tho hardships that ho suffered In their toilsome march. This man was present at the murder of Gutitmuoo and hi* companions and hoard the emperor's last words. It scorns- that some knavo bud betrayed to Cortes that an attempt would be made to rescue tho prince, and that thereon Cortos commanded that he should bo hung, It suoms also that Guato- moo mot his death as ho had mot the misfortunes of his life—proudly and without fear. Tut-no woro his last words: "I did ill, Mulineho, when I hold my hand from. taking my own life before I surrendered myself to you. Then my heart told mo that all your promise* wore false, and it ha* not lied to me. I welcomes my death, for I have lived to know shame and defeat and torturo and to see my people tho slaves of tho Tculo, but still I Bay that God will reward you for this deed," . Then they murdered hi' H tho mtdttof • groat silence. And so farewell to Guatemoo, tho most urtm>, tho host and tlio noblest Indliut that ever breathed, and mny the shadow of hi* torilmntliitf:! und shameful end llo deep up- ou the famo of CorUw tor BO long W* the nttinos of both of them uro remembered among men I tfor two moro months I Journeyed honw- ward, and ut lungth 1 reached thu City of Pine* well, though wearied, and having lout only 40 mun Uy various misadventures, to flwl Otomio In good health anil overjoyed to know mo safe whom »ho thought Dovey to sou again. But when I told nor what w»* tho und of her oou«ln Gimtomou she grieved liltuirly, hoth for his wtku uud because tho hwt hope of tho Aztecs wa» gone, and uho would uot bo comforted for many days, OHAin'HH XXX. IBAUBH.A UK HIOUENZA IH AVKNUBD. For Hiuiiy your* after the doath of Una- tomoo I lived with Otoiulo at ptww in tho City of I'luos. Ouv couutry wan poor und rugged, and, though wo defied the Hpuu- (01x1* uud paid them no tribute, uuw that CofUw htul gone bank to Suutu they imd no heart to attempt our conquest. Save HOHU> few trllx>* that lived In dlftitmlt place* Uko ouiK'.'lvim, all AuuhuuoYVUj in tMrpuwor, •Ml there wan little to gain exvept liunl blow* In "'*> bringing "f u romuaut of tnu pcoulo of tho Otomio beuouth tholr yoUo, so tney U't w he till » more oonvonlrut MIUWU. 1 say o( a remnant of Uiv Otomio, for MM Umv Viuul un luituy ulunn uubiuUlotl to tnti Spaniards till at length wo ruled ovw the City of PiiiM aluiiu and sumo leagues of territory about It. Indeed It Was only loVo for Otointe and respect to* the shadow of hot ancient raco and natiiej together with some reverence fof metis ofte of the unconquerable white mon nnd for my skill 09 B general, that kept our following together. And so tho yours rolled on, bringing little change with them, till I grewsttro that- here In thiefar" tolaco I should live and die. But that was not to bo my fate. Boon tidings reached mo that a great • force of Tlftscnlatt aud other Indians were being collected to put an end to us root and branch, and that with them marched more than a hundred Spaniards, the expedition being under the cominand of none- other tlmu tho Captain Bornal Diaz, that same soldier whom I had spared in the slaughter of the noche trlste, nnd whose sword to this day httng at my side. Now we musfe needs prepare our defense, for our only hope lay.in boldness. Once' before the Spaniards had attacked us with, thousands of their allies, nnd of their number but few had lived to look again on the camp of Cortes. What had been dond could be done for a second time—so said Otomle In the pride of her unconquerable heart. But, alas, In 14 years things had changed much with us. Fourteen years ago we held sway over a great district of mountains, whose crude clans would send up their •warriors in hundreds at out call. Now these clans had broken from our yoke, which was acknowledged by the people of the City of .Plnos alono and those of some adjacent villages. When the Spaniards came down on me the first time, I was able to muster an army Of 10,000 roldtera to oppose' them; nbw, with much toll, I could collect no more than between 2,000 and 8,000 men, and of those some slipped away as the hour of danger drew nigh. . Still I must put a bold face on my necessities and make what play I might with such forces aa lay at my command, although In my heart I feared much for the issue. But of my fears I said nothing to Otomie, and if she felt any she, on her part, burled them in her breast. In truth, I do believe her faith In me was so great • that she thought my single wit enough to overmatch all the armies of the Spaniards. Now at length the enemy / drew near, and I set my battle as I had done 14 years before, advancing down tho pass by which alone they could approach us with a small. portion of my force and stationing the remainder in two equal- companies upon, either brow of tho beetling cliffs that overhung the road, having command to overwhelm the Spaniards with rocks, hurled: upon them from above, so soon as I should, give tho signal by flying before them down the pass Other measures I took also, for seeing that, do what I would, it might happen that wo should bo driven back upon the city, 1 caused its walls and gates to bo sot in order and garrisoned them. Aa a last resource, too, I stored tho lofty summit of the toooallt, which, now that sacrifices were no longer offered there, was used as an arsenal for tho material of war, with water and provisions and fortified its Bides by walls studded with volcanic glass and by other devices till it seemed well nigh Impossible that any should bo able to forco them while a scoro of men still lived to . offer a defense. . ..••.• It was on ono night in the early summer, having bid farowell to Otomie and taking my son with mo, for he was now of an ago when, according to the Indian'ous.- / toms, lads aro brought face to face with tho dangers of buttle, that I dispatched tho appointed companies to their stations on tho brow of tho precipice and sallied Into tho darksome mouth of tho pass with > tho low hundred men who wore left to mo. I know by my spies that tho Spaniards who wero encamped ou tho farther Bide would attempt its passage an hour, before tho daylight, trusting to finding me asleep. And, sure enough, on tho following morn- Ing, so early that the first rays of tho sun had not yet stained tho lofty snows of tho volcan Xaca that towered behind UB, a distant murmuring which echoed through the slleuco of tho night told mo that the enemy bad begun his march. I moved down tho pass to moot him easily enough. Thoro was no stono in it that was not known to mo and my men. But with tho Spaniards It was otherwise, for many of them woro mounted, and, moreover, they dragged with them two curronades. Time upon time these heavy guus remained fast in tho bowlder strewn roadway, for In tho darkness tho slaves who drew them could find no places for tho \vh'.'>.-i.. M i-uii i.ii, till In tho end the uinitain.'i <u' ! ciiriiy, unwilling to risk a tl. .<> ut :• >;.; .'••.:• v.iis- udvuntagR, ordered tin m to halt .mil tha day broke. At length the dawn ertine, t'.ml . lie lip):k fell dimly down the (lc];iii.-: of ,'M _ v;..;c gulf, revealing tho lon({ nui!:s of ilui Bputi- livt'ds olud In their In-iglii. uvmur anil tho yet nioro brilliant thousands of their native aUies, gorgeous in tholr pajntcd helms and thtlr glittering couts of I'oathevH. They saw 'is also, and mouklng at our poor array 'iholr column twisted forward llko some htiRe snake in tho crack of ft rock till tuny otuno to within a hundred paces of us. Then the Spaniards rnlsud tholr battloory of St. Puter, and lance at rest they charged usvlt.h tholv horse. Wo mot theli with u rain of arrows that chocked them u llttlu, but not for long, goon they woro among us, driving us back at the point of their lances and slay- in£ many, for our, Indian weapons could work little hurm 'to men and horses ouul In armor, 'i'huruforo wo must fly, and indeed flight wag my plan, for by it I hoped to lead tho too to that part of tho dofllo where the rood was narrow and tho cliffs sheer, und they might bo crushed by thu stones which should hull on them from above. All wont wull. Wo fled. The Span- lards followed, flushed with victory, till thoy were fairly in the trap. NOW a single bowlder came rushing from on high, und falling on a horse killed him, then, rebounding, carried dismay and wounds to thoso behind. Another followed, und yot another, aud I grew glad ut heart, for It • soemed to roe that the danger wits over, and that for tho suuoud time my utriitegy bad suoowxlod Uut suddenly from above there oaino a < SQUudoUiur thuit thutof Urn rushing vooks, tho sound of mun joining In battle, thut grew till tho utr wag full of its tumult; then sxaucthtittf whirled down from ou high. I looked. It wus no stone, but it mun, one of my own men. Indued ho wus but u» the Unit raindrop of u shower. Alus, I saw tho truth I I hud boon out- wltlod. Tbo HpanhmlH, old In war, could not lie caught twice !>y tmuh u trlok. They advanced down tho puns with tho ourron- odutt indeed, bocnuiM) they must, but llrst they tout uruut buttle,* of mou to ollmb thu mountain uiidur shelter of thu night by no- oret paths whloh hud been dlbcovorod to them, Mtd tluw un its summit to ihxU With thOHu. \vfio would utuy their uun&uyo by burllim ruuksuuon (hum. And in truth thoy dvult with thorn but too wull, for my itiuo of I he Ouuulo, lying ou tho verge of tho < ll'T mining tlm n-nib of aloes umluiuur prlukly plants that grew tbuWi wutehlug thu uxiviuico of tliu fu» uu- uoutli oitd novur for ouu uuuuuni divmu- tntf thut fin* might bo upon thuir Hunk, W«n> uUvrly nurprlsod, Suuatul^U^a thoy 1 *

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