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wept, crying 'Live, Proteus ; live for Greece! ' Others were of sterner stuff, and expressed hearty approval of his determination. This discomposed the old man considerably. His idea had been that they would never let him go near the pyre ; that they would all cling about him and insist on his continuing a compulsory existence. He had the complexion of a corpse before : but this wholly unexpected blow of approbation made him turn several degrees paler : he trembled-and broke off.
After repeated postponements, Proteus had finally announced a late hour of the night for his exhibition. Accordingly, about midnight I got up (I had found lodgings with a friend), and set out for Harpine ; for here was the pyre, just two miles and a half from Olympia, going east along the racecourse. We found on arrival that the pyre had been placed in a hole, about six feet deep. To ensure speedy ignition, it had been composed chiefly of pine-torches, with brushwood stuffed in between.
As soon as the moon had risen-for her presence too was required at the glorious spectacle-Proteus advanced, in his usual costume, accompanied by the chiefs of the Cynics ; conspicuous among them came the pride of Patrae, torch in hand ; nobly qualified for the part he was to play. Proteus too had his torch. They drew near to the pyre, and kindled it at several points ; as it contained nothing but torches and brushwood, a fine blaze was the result. Then Proteus threw aside his scrip, and cloak, and club-his club of Heracles-and stood before us in scrupulously unclean linen. He demanded frankincense, to throw upon the fire ; being supplied he first threw it on, then, turning to the south (another tragic touch, this of the south), he exclaimed :` Gods of my mother, gods of my father, receive me with favour.' And with these words he leapt into the pyre. There was nothing more to be seen, however ; the towering mass of flames enveloped him completely.
Again, sweet sir, you smile over the conclusion of my tragedy. As for me, I saw nothing much in his appealing to his mother's gods, but when he included his father's in the invocation I

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