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SYNOPSIS.. Thomas Wlngn«l<i was born in Ktiglnnd of H« 'EDKllRb father and a Spanish mother. His mother confided to him t.,ut a certain Spaniard MATILDA —It was a rood turn you did me when you told mt of SanlSus Soap Unmakes the^lothea whiter than any other, .. In1«re the hand, or the clothe* SANTA CLAUS SOAP. Mads by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Chicago. CPECIAL PRICES ^^^•^^ si^j-i^t-*****^*'^***^**^* 1 ^^**"^* 1 '****'****^ 1 ^***^'^^ ^J^m SHOES EVERY DAY AT MOORfSSHOESTOl Also the Largest line of WINTER SHOES and OVER SHOES to be found in Carroll county. You are invited to call and see 45hese goods whether you buy or not. U may save you money. It-one day, wnen 'j.'nom»B wes about 18, he went out Into the mayflells to a tmt wlm Lily Boziird. A Spanish stranger attacked him on the road, and the boy cudgeled the ruffian Into helpleHsn«8», lenvlng him tied to a tree. Ill Lily's father <tetect« Thomaa kissing the maiden to BBHI a love com, act and forbids further meetings of the lovers. Returning home, ThomavHrnis 'he Spaniard gone and his mother lying dead on n scene where footprints b«- nb'ther has been stabbed by tbe Spaniard, .lean de Garola. her cousin. Thomas 1 father.tells the stery of his own early advent- ares In Spa n, of Dd Garda's pasHlon for his cousin and the von to kill her because she fled the country the bride of A deadly enemy. Thomas swears vengeance on De Garcia. V— He sails for Spain. Lily Bozard pledges ''vVand'vn -Thomas Is a medleal student nnd nnds employment In Suvllle with a popular quaoK—Dr. Fonseca. Be me«ts De Garcia find fs'prevented from killing him by a woman wh<— tbe villain has wronged. VHI and IX—Foneeca dies and leaves vast wealth to Thomas. De Garcia has gone t« the Spanish Indies. Thomas tends his wealth home •to propitiate Lily's father and sails for Hls- X—Thomas Is shipwrecked In the Indian seas, escapes De Garcla's power and falls among the Indians of Tabasco, where a native maiden named Marina saves htm from tacrlHce. XI—Itontezuma's nephew, Onatemoe,' befriends Ihnmas and takes fatal to the cnnltal. Thomas saves the lire of the prince when he Is attacked by H fierce puma. XII and Xlll—In Montez"ma'8pnlH<'e Thomas meets Otomle, the Kmneror'e daughter. He Is made a god and doomed to sacrifice according to Aztnc custom, with one y«ar's gi aco. The Spanliirds land on the Me»lcan shore. XI? and XV— Montezumtfs kingdom U disturbed by evil omens and augnrelk. Fonr Mexican maidens are chosen as earthly brides of the god Tezoat, and Otomle is one of them. She discovers his love for the fared Lily, renounces her brldcshlp, but resolves to die by his Bide on »be Hltnr of sacrifice. XVI and XVII—Cortes reaches the capital and Is received by Montezumn, but the nation rises against the Spaniards. Montezuma Is stricken down In Cortes' camp. Eve ot tho sacrifice of tbe eud Tezcnt and Otomle. XVIII mid XIX—The god and nls bride are placed on the stone of sacrifice. At tbe appointed hour, but the Spaniards have, fought their way to the altar and confuse the blow. Thi« victims are wounded, but not slain. De Gracla lost strength era tney sink into death un ending. Look yonder I" and she pointed toward the snqwy crest of thevolcan Xnca. I looked, but whether I saw the sight of which I am about to tell or whether it wat Imt on imagining born of tho horrors of that most hideous night in truth I cannot •ay. At the least I seemed to see this, and afterward there were some among the Spaniards who swbre that they had wit- nessedjt also. REMEMBER 'W PLACE SHOE STORE leave this ii>nA of Amhuao, tehere thera is nothing but Spaniards arid sorrow. Letts find a ship and sail ueros* the seas to England, out owii country." The boy spoke my very thought, and toy huurt looped at his Words, though I hod no plan to bring tho matter about. I pondered a moment, looking at Otomle. • "Tho thought is good, Teulo," she said, answering my unspoken question. "For rom atiil for j-our son tlioro is no bettor, but K» myV.ulf I will answer' in th« proverb ot pff people, 'The earth that bears Us lies lightest on our bones.' " Then sho turned, making ready to quit the storehouse of Iho temple, where v.-a l:iid been lodged during tho siege, and no more Was c::lu u'jotit <lio r.-.ulfrci 1 . Before the sun set u weary throng of toon, with somo few women and children, Were marching across the oourtj'.ivd that surrounded tho pyramid, for a bridge Of timbers taken f*om tho temple had boon nadb over tho breach In the roadway'that Wolind about JtH side. At, the gates tho Spaniards were wait- Ing to receive us. Wo were sorted out. The men of email condition, together with the children, wore taken from the ruined city by an escort and turned loose upon tho mountains, while those of note were brought to the Spanish camp, to bo questioned there before they were set free. I, .South Side Fifth Street Opposite Postoffice CARROLL, IA. 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That under existing conditions injustice necessarily is done tbe luass of the people. * T/M Times has ite own convictions an to how these conditions may be amended. While urging iteown beliefs utrenuouriy and intelligently it does not dismiss with contempt or without a hearing the advocates of other economic reforms. The Times is fearleas 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 eilvei And radical tariff reform. The Times believes in government control of all natural monopolies. The Timee believes in such a tax on land values as shall lighten tbe burden of the farmer and make tbe owner ofval uable city property pay his just share. The Times believes in the wisdom and good faith of the peo pie. T/w Times prints aU the news from all the world iu a man ner interesting aud instructive to all the people. BUM!) FOlt SAMl»LK COP1BB, Read the People's Paper. ^^ „- xxxin. THE SURKENDtB. Taking Otomle in my arms, I boro her to one of the storehouses attached to the temple. Here many children hud been placed for safety, among them my own son. "What alls our mother, father?" enid the boy. "And why did she shut rue in hero with theso children when it seems that there is fighting without)"' "Your mother has fainted," I answer ed, ''and doubtless sho placed you here to keep you safe. Now, do tend to hor till I return." "I will do so," answered the boy, "but surely it would bo bettor that I, who c8u almost a man, should be without, fighting tho Spaniards at your side, rather than within, nursing sick women." "Do as I bid you, son," I said, "and I charge you not to leave this place until I come for you again." Now I passed out .of the storehouse, shutting tho door behind me. A minute later I wishod that I had staid where I was, since on the platform my eyes woro greeted by a sight more dreadful than any that had gono before, for there, advancing toward us, were the women, divided into four great companies, some of them bearing infants in their arms. They cnme singing and leaping, many of them naked to tho middle. Nor was this all, for in front of thoi ran tho pabas and such of the women themselves as were persons in authority. These leaders, male and female, ran and leaped mid sang, calling upon the names of their demon gods and celebrating tho wickeducns of their forcfiuhors, whilo after them poured the howling troops of women. To and fro thoy rushed, HOW/making obeisance to the statue of liuitzel, now prostrating themselves before his hideous lister, the goddess of death, who .sat .bo- lide him adorned with her carvon neck- ace of men's skulls and hands, now bow- ng around the stone of sacrifice, and now trusting their bare anus into the flames if the holy fire. For an hour or more they celebrated this ghastly carnival, of which even I, versed as I was In the Indian ous- oms, could not fully understand the meali- ng, and then, as though somo single im- mlsehod possessed them, they withdrew o tbe center of tbe open space, and form- ng themselves into a double circle, wlth- n which stood the pabas, of a sudden they mrst into a chant MI wild and shrill that as I listened &.y blood curdled in my veins. Ever as they sang, step by step they irow backward, and with them went the coders of each company, their ere*) fixed tpon tho statues of their gods. Now they were but a segment of a circle, for they did lot advance toward tho temple. Backward and outward they wont, with « slow tnd solemn tramp. There was but one Hue of them now, for those in tho second ring filled the gap* In the flint us it wld- •ned. Still they drew on till at longtb they •tood on oho sheer edge of the platform. "Thou the priests and the women leaden took their place among tlicm, and for a moment there was silence, until at a signal one aud all they bout backward. Standing thus, their Jong hair waving on the wind, the light of burning houses 'wring upon their breasts and In their maddened eyes, they burst Into the cry of: "Save us, Hulteell Receive us, lord god, our hound" Thrice they cried it, each time more •brilly than before; then suddenly they were gono—the women of tho Otonuv were no morol With their own self daughter they had consummated tho last celebration at (he rite* of sacrifice that ever shall be peld w the 01 ty of fines "Aye," I answered, "but not thu«. l*>, women do self murdort Our foe* b»ve sword* for tho heart* of men)" I turned to go, and before mo stood Out- lole. • "What ha* befallen'" she said, "Whew •re my si«ter*t Ob, surely I Imvo dreftniM an evil dreamt I dreamed that ft*** 1 * of our forefather* wore strong 01109 wore, and tail once more they drank tbe Wood pfmen." ._ . "Your ill dream ha* a worse uw«kM)Uig, Otowie,'' I aniwervd. "The god*. «l fee" areTtlU *trona Indeod in thl* MMtfMd land, and they have token your sIKMUito (heir keeping." "I* H «>r"*tto *»ld »o«ly. „,. „ it ttoiuud tg iuu (nut tbi* yt(j The women of the Otomie were no iiwrel On Xaca's lofty summit now as always stood a pillar of fiery smoke, and, while I gazed, to ray vision the smoke and the fire separated themselves. Out of the flro was fashioned a cross of flame that shone lik< lightning and stretched for manyaroi across the neavens, its base resting on the mountain top. At its foot rolled the clouds of smoke, and now theso, too, took forms vast and terrifying, such forms indeed as those that sat in stone within tho temple behind »no, but magnified a hundredfold. "See," said Otomie again, "tho cross of your God shines above the shapes of mine, the lost gods whom tonight I worshiped, though not of my own will." Then she turned and went. For some few moments I stood very much afraid, gassing upon the vision on Xooa'ssnow; then suddenly the rays of the rising sun smote it, and it was gono. Now, for three days more wo held out against the Spaniards, for they could not come at us and their shot swept over our heads harmlessly. During these days I had no talk with Otomlo, for we shrank from' one' another. Hour by hour she would sit in the storehouse of the temple a very picture of desolation. Twice I tried j to speak with her, my heart being moved to pity by the dumb torment, ip her eyes, but sho turned hor head from me and made no answer. Soon It came to the knowledge of the Spaniards that we hod enough food and water upon the teocalli -to enable us to live there for a month or more, and seeing that there was no hope of capturing tho place by force of arms they called a parley with us. ' • I went down to tho breach in tlio road- Way and spoke with their envoy, who stood upon tho path below. At first tho < terms offered were that we should; surrender at discretion. To this I answered that sooner than do so wo would dio where wo were. Their reply was that if we would give over all who bad any part in tho human sacrifice the rest of us might go free. To this I' said that the sacrifice hud been carried out by women and some few men, and that all of these were dead by their own hands. They asked if Otomle was a^so dead. I told them no, but that I would never surrender unless they swore that neither sho nor her son should be hawed, but rather that together with myself they should be given a safe conduct to go \yhithor we willed. This was refused, but in the eud won I tho day, and a parchment win thrown up to moon tho point of a lance. This parchment', which was signed by tho Captain Bernal Diaz, sot out thut, in consideration of tho part that I and some men of tho Otomle had played In rescuing tho Spanish captives from death by sacrifice, a pardon was grauted to mo, my wife and child aud all upon the teocalli, with liberty to go whithersoever wo would unharmed, our lands and wealth being, however, declared forfeit to tho viceroy, With these terms I was well content; Indeed I hud never hoped to win any that would leave us our lives and liberty. And yet for iny part death hod boon almost as welcome, for now Otomlo hod built a 1 wall between u* that I could never ollmb, and X was bound to her, to a woman who, willingly or no, bad stained her hand* with sacrifice, Well, my *on was left to me, and with hint I must be satisfied—at the least, ho knew nothing of his mother's sbiuiu). Oh, I thought to myself, a* 1 climbed the teooalll—oh, that I could but escape far from this accursed land and buur him with me to the English shores—aye, and Otomie also, for there she might forget that once she hod been a savage! Ala*, it could scarcely be) Coming to the temple, I and those with mo told the good tiding* to our companions, who received it silently. Muu ot u white race would have rejoiced thus to escape, for when death 1* near all other loss aoemi a* nothing. Put with these Indian people U I* POt to, since when fortune frown* upon them they do not cling-.to life. Them men of the Otouilo hud lout tholr country, their wives, their wealth, tholr brethren and tholr homo*. Tl> lofpro life, with fiwodwo to wander whlthw they would, (teemed no groat thing to thw«. So they mot tue boon that I hud won front thn mercy of our foe*, a* had matters gono otherwise they would have met tho bane, in sullen elleuoe. I came to Otomle, and to her I also told tlwnew*. , ,. . "1 bod hoped to dio wlioro I am," *Jb(> answered. "Uut so bo it. Duutb I* a)wttyn to bo fouud," Only my *oo rejoiced, because no know that God hud Raved u* all from death by •word or hunger. "Father," ho said, "the epaulard* have given u* life, but they take our country and drive u* out of U. Wuere, (ben, shall w* get" "linutknuw, inynun," lauiwerod. "Father," tne lad wild again, "lot u* with my wife end son, was led to the palace, our old home, there to learn the will of the Captain Diaz. It Is but a little way to go, and yet there was something^ to be seen in the path, for as we walked I looked up, and before me, standing with folded arms and apart from all men, was De Garcia. I had scarcely thought of him for some days, so full had my mind been of other matters, but at the sight of his evil face I remembered that while this man lived sorrow and danger must be my bedfellows. He watched u* .pass, taking note At all. Then he called to me, who walked last: "Farewell, Cousin Wingfleld. You have lived through this bout also and won a tree pardon, you, your woman and your brat together. If the old warhorso who is set over us as o captain had listened to mo yon should have burned at the stake, ever; one of you, but so it is. Farewell foi awhile, friend, I am away to Mexico to report these matters to 'the viceroy, wh may have a word to say." I mado no answer, but asked of our con doctor—that name Spaniard whom I hat saved from the sacrifice—what tho souo meant by his words. "This, Teule: That there has been a quarrel between our comrade Sarceda am our captain. The former would have grant ed you no terms, or failing this would hav decoyed you from your stronghold wltl falso promises and then have put you t the sword as infidels with whom no outl is binding. But the captain would no have it so, for he said that faith must bo kept even with the heathen, and wo whon yon had saved cried shame on him. Ani 3 so words ran high, and in the end the So nor Sarceda, who is third In common among us, declared that he would bo n party to this peacemaking, but would be gone to Mexico with his servants, there tc report to tho viceroy. Then the Captuin Diaz bade him begone to hell if ho wisho and report to.tho devil, saying that ho hoc always believed that ho had escaped thence by mistake, and they ported in wrath who since the day of noche trlsto, never love each other much, the end of it being th'a Savccda rides for Mexico within an hou to make what mischief he can at tho vice ray's court, and I'think that you are wo' rid of him." "•Father," s:.id my son to mfy ''Who i that Spaniard who looks so cruelly upo Uflf" "That is ho of whom I have told you son, Do Garcia; who has been the curse o onr race tor two gBiierutions, who betrayed yonr grandfather to the holy ofllco and murdered your grandmother, who put mo to torture, and whose 111 deeds are not done with yet. Beware of him, son, now and over, I buseech you." Kew wo were como to the palaeo, almost the only house that was left standing in tho City of Pines. Hero an apartment was given to us at the end of tho long building, and presently u command was brought to us that I nud my wifo should wait upon tbe Spanish Captain Diaz. Bo wo wont, though Otomio desired mo to stay behind, leaving our son alone in tho chamber where food had been brought to kirn. I remember thut I kissed him be- fon I loft; though I do not know whut nvived mo to do so, unless it was because Ithought that ho might be asleep when I returned. Tho Captain Diaz had his cjuur- tcM at the other end of tho palace, seme 800 paces away. Presently we stood' boforo Him. Ho was a rough looking, thickset! man well In years, with bright eyes and on honest face, like the face of a peasant who has tolled a lifetime in all weathurs, only the fields that Diaz tilled wore fields of war, and his harvest had been tho lives af men, Just then ho was joking with some common soldiers in a strain scarcely suited to nice oars, but BO soon as ho saw us ho ceased and came forward. I saluted him, after tho Indian fashion, by touching tho earth with my hand, for whut was 1 but un Indian captive? "Your sword," ho said briefly as ho scanned mo with his quick oyos. I unbuckled it from'my sldoitnd handed It to him, saying in Spanish: "Take it, captain,'for you have conquered; also It docs but come buck to Its owner." For thjs was tho sumo sword that I hod captured from one Boruul Dial in tbe fray of tbe nouho trjsto. Bo looked at it; then swore u groat oath and said: "I thought that It could bo no other man. And so we muet again thus after so many years. Well, you giwo mo my life ouco, and I au> glud thut I huvu lived to pay tho debt.' Had I not been sure it WIIH yoi, you had not won such easy twins, Irkind. How are you immetH Nay, I know what tho Indians call you. N "I am UamoU Wlugttold." . "Friend Winguold, Uion, for 1 tell you that I wvuld Imvo wtt beneath yomlci' devil's hyubu," ami ho nodded toward thu toooallt, ''till you Hluvvod upon Iw ton. K*y. frlond Wlngflold, take buck the ...Ttl'ii. l suited m "noil with another many yours ago, and you have used thU one gal- liuitly. Never Imvo I t>uon Indians innkn abettor light. And so that In Otomlo, izuiim'u daughter und your wlfuV hunUiomo and royal, I HOC, Lord. , It 1* many yours ago, and yut U lotim* uut yoitouluy that I BIIW her (ulhci die, a Ohl'UUun hearted limn, though no Ohrlstluu, und one whom weduultill with, May Clod forgive u* alll Well, niiiduin, nono uuu *uy thut you huvu u Chi'lutlm, heart If a certain tulu thut I huvu hrim of what pattiMHl yonder some 1 liven nlghUi since U 1*140. liut we' will snuul; uo uior* of it, fur tbu suvugu blood will uliuw, am } > a uro purdonod for your liubbund'n wijto who Kaved my oomrudo* from tho uuwi live." To all tbi* atomic lUtouad, stuudlui •till llku a statuo, but »bo never aubworoi a word, Iudeud «hu had nuokuu, vury rutxil; alfiee that dreadful night of her uu»i>ouk able •hume. Arid fi6W, *i..~"... . • — tithe Captain i Dirts!, -'what Is J^V'SiEViS' ¥oti are ffee td go Where you Will. Whltn er, then, W^lll yott gal" . ^. "1 do net know," i answered, "tears go, when the Aztec emporo* gave toe my fe and this pilhcess, ray Wife, Itt Uftir-, luge, I s*ore to be faithful to hlhi mid; is cause and to flght for them till P6|o; ceased to vomit smoke, till there WAs no dng In Tonootltlah and tlio people Of Anahune were no more a people," ., ,.' v/ "Then you are quit of your with, friend,, or all theso things haVe ooino abotlt, and. here has boon no smoke on Popo for thew wo years. Now, If ,von Will be advised Iff- me, you will turn Christian again and enter tho service of Spain. But come, let it* o supper. We can talk of these matters afterward." . . tt ^.\ So wo sat down to eat by the light ol torches In the bancmetlng hall With Bofr nol Diaz and &>me other of the Spaniards.,., Otomie would have loft us, and though th* captain bade her stay she ate nothing and; trosently slipped away from the chamber; CHAPTER XXXIV. . . , : VENGEANCE. During that meal Bernal Diaz spokotof our first meeting on the causeway, a,nd,0f, low I had gone near to killing him In. error, thinking that he, was Sarceda, and then he asked me whut was my quarrel with Sarceda. ' ' ' : " • In as few words as .possible I told hi the story of my life, of all the ovll that Da Garcia, or Sarceda, Tiad Worked upon me and mine, and of how H was, through him that I was In thla land that day. He listened amazed. • .. • "Holy Mother!" ho said at length, always knew him for a villain, but that, If you do not lie, friend Wlngfleld, he could be such a man as this I did not know. NoW, by my word, had I heard this tale an hour ago Sarceda Should nbt have loft this oamptlll^ho had answered It •or cleared himself by combat with you. But I fear It is too late. He was to leave for Mexico at the rising of the moon to itir up mischief ( against me because I granted you terms—not that I fear him there, where his repute Is small." "I do not He indeed," I answered. 'Much of this tale I can prove if need be, and I tell you that I would give half tbe I life that Is left to me to stand face to face in open fight with him again. Ever he has escaped me, and the score between ui IB long.", -.' ' ' Now as I spoke thus It seemed to me that a cold and dreadful air played upon my hands and brow and a warning sense of present evil crept into iny soul, overcoming me so that I could not stir or speak for awhile. • "Let us go and see if he has gone," said Dial presently, and summoning a guard he was about to leave the chamber. It was,; at this moment that I chanced to look up and see a woman (standing in the doorway, Her hand rested on the doorpost; hor head, from whioh the long hair streamed, Wai' thrown back, and on her face was a look of such anguish that nt first, so much was she changed, I did not know her for Oto- mlo. When I knew her, I knew all. One thing only could conjure up the tprror and agony that shone in her deep eyes. "What has chanced to our sonf" Tasked. "Dead, dead I''she answered In u whisper that seemed to pierce my morrow. I said nothing, for my heart told me What hod happened, but Diaz asked, ''Dead —why, what has killed him f" ' "Do Garcia^ I saw him go e " replied Otoinie. Then «ihe tossed her arms high, and without, another sound fell baoKWard to the earth. In that moment I think that my heart broke—at least I know nothing has had tho power to move mo greatly since, though this memory moves mo day by day und hour by hour, till I dio and go to seek my son •I A Say, Bernul Diaz," I cried, with a. t hoarse laugh, "did I lie to^youconcerning ..-•,,• this comrade of yoursf" Then, springing over Otomio's .body, I ; j; left tlio chamber, followed by Bornul Diaz ,.. and the others. , • ',•". •••..,'•-.* Without the door I. turned to tho left to- r : word tho camp. I had not gono 100 paces ; \ when, in tho moonlight, I saw a small 4 troop of horsemen riding toward us. It:' ', was De .Garcia und his servants, and they •; headed toward tho mountain pass outhelr . road to Mexico. I was not too Into. > "Haiti" cried Bernal Diaz.' ' " Wlio-coiimmiuls me to halt*" cried the , •>, voice of Do Gurciu. ' ! ';'••••••'•. "I,,your captain," roared Diaz. "Halt, : * you devil, you murderer,, or you shall bo cut down,". , ..'•-".-••' !':I saw him start and turn polo. ':,.': "These are strange manners, sonar," he : said. "Of your grace I ask"—— ; At this moment Do Garcia caught sight of mo for the first time, tor I had broken from the bold of .Diaz, who clutched my arm, and was moving toward him. I said .,'. nothing, but there woa something in my ace which told him that I know all and warned him of his doom. < He looked post me, but tho narrow road was blocked with, wen. I drew ueur, but ho did not wait for me. Once be, put his baud on tho hilt of il* (word; then suddenly he wheeled his torso audited (town tho street of Xuca, Do Garcia ilod,'und I followed after him, running fast and low, like a hound. At, first .no gained on me, but soon' the road ' rrew rough, and ho could not gallop over it. Wo were clear of the town now, % rather of its ruins, and traveling along! . little path which the Indians used to bring lowu snow from Xaoa In the hot weather. Perhaps there are some five miles of this path before the enow lino is reached, beyond which no Indian dared to sot hi*., toot, for the ground above wa* holy. Along this path he went, and I was wn- tcnV to *ee It, for I knew well that the traveler cannot leave It, since on either side Uo watercourses und cliffs. Mile after mile De Garcia followed it, looking now to the left, now to tho right and now ahead at tho great dome of snow crowned, with fire that towered above him. He know what was there—deuth in the shape of a muni , I came on doggedly, saving my strength. I was sure tliat I inuvt witch him at laet» *, It did not matter when. At length he reached the mow line Micro the path ended) and for the first lime he looked hack. There I was spine,' 800 pucus behind him. I, l»l* death, was behind him, and In front of Him shone tho snow. For a moment ho hesitated, and I beard the heavy breathing of Ids Jtprte In the gient *tlllnes*. Then he turned and faced tho slope, driving his spur* Into the brute'* sldug. Tho suow w»» hard, for ben* the frost bit sharply, and for awhile, though It was so gUxij), the horee traveled over U butter than he hod djuo along the pathway. Now, aj before, tfieiv wan ouly ODD road thut he could take,-for wo pawed . up tho rust of a ridge, a plait, as It woro, In the garment of a mountain, and on either side were itronn of snow uu wltiuh wither horse nor iium might kouiihls footing. For two hour* or mure wo followed thut ridge, o«d uu we went through too silunoo of tho haunted volcano mid the louo- lluiMw of its utormtl «uow» It wwinwl u> me uiul my spirit cnUmxl Into tliu sj>Jr|( of I

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