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CHAPTER V - The Lake

She rose to step back into the stern of the boat, where Villiers was. As she did so, she saw a dark head and the flashing ruddy shoulders of a man swimming towards the boat. She wavered - and as she was sitting down, the man stood up in the water and was wading near, the water washing at the loose little cloth he had round his loins. He was smooth and wet and of a lovely colour, with the rich smooth-muscled physique of the Indians. He was coming towards the boat, pushing back his hair from his forehead.
The boatman watched him, transfixed, without surprise, a little subtle half-smile, perhaps of mockery, round his nose. As if he had expected it !
`Where are you going?' asked the man in the water, the brown river running softly at his strong thighs.
The boatman waited a moment for his patrons to answer, then, seeing they were silent, replied in a low, unwilling tone:
` Orilla.'
The man in the water took hold of the stern of the boat, as the boatman softly touched the water with the oars to keep her straight, and he threw back his longish black hair with a certain effrontery.
`Do you know whom the lake belongs to?' he asked, with the same effrontery.
`What do you say?' asked Kate, haughtily.
`If you know whom the lake belongs to?' the young man in the water repeated.
`To whom?' said Kate, flustered.
`To the old gods of Mexico,' the stranger said. `You have to make a tribute to Quetzalcoatl if you go on the lake.'
The strange calm effrontery of it! But truly Mexican.
`How?' said Kate.
`You can give me something,' he said.
`But why should I give something to you, if it is a tribute to Quetzalcoatl?' she stammered.
`I am Quetzalcoatl's man, I,' he replied, with calm effrontery.
`And if I don't give you anything?' she said.
He lifted his shoulders and spread his free hand, staggering a little, losing his footing in the water as he did so.
`If you wish to make an enemy of the lake-' he said, coolly, as he recovered his balance

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