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CHAPTER VI - A VISIT TO BOULOGNE

The Chinaman had seated himself by this time, and he signalled to his visitor to do likewise.
" When my father was High Priest in the great temples of our goddess at Su-Le-Hi, a terrible thing happened. Pardon, Excellency," he broke off, " but it is necessary to explain this bit of past history. One day an English sailor found his way into the Holy of Holies, and saw our goddess. With sacrilegious hands he prised out the centre eye from the midst of her forehead and made off with it. We were not used to foreign ways in those days, and we believed our goddess to be above the need of human protectionso we did not guard her. We know better now! " The old, old man was talking almost tonelessly ; and the other realised with a start of something like horror that if he was not very careful this priest would get control of his mind. He had already felt the soothing influence of the voice, but had not been on the watch for anything of that sort. He had almost been trapped. It was in the brief moment when the old man spoke of the British sailor that a flash of realisation came. He put himself on his guard at once, and the High Priest continued his story, perfectly conscious of his mental resistance. But he did not mind. . . .
" Well, Excellency," he proceeded, " in order not to bore you too much with my story, I will just tell you that my father laid the terrible responsibility on me of getting that eye back again. I am growing oldvery, very old-and time is getting short for me in this world. I dare not face my illustrious father and his worthy ancestors if I have not fulfilled their commands. And that is where you can help me."
" I can help you! " demanded the other in surprise. "How?"
" You have the Emerald Eye of our goddess in your lower waistcoat pocket at this very moment," said the

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