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CHAPTER V - The Lake

And then for the first time he looked straight at her. And as he did so, the demonish effrontery died down again, and the peculiar American tension slackened and left him.
He gave a slight wave of dismissal with his free hand, and pushed the boat gently forward.
`But it doesn't matter,' he said, with a slight insolent jerk of his head sideways, and a faint, insolent smile. 'We will wait till the Morning Star rises.'
The boatman softly but powerfully pulled the oars. The man in the water stood with the sun on his powerful chest, looking after the boat in half-seeing abstraction. His eyes had taken again the peculiar glearning far-awayness, suspended between the realities, which, Kate suddenly realized, was the central look in the native eyes. The boatman, rowing away, was glancing back at the man who stood in the water, and his face, too, had the abstracted, transfigured look of a man perfectly suspended between the world's two strenuous wings of energy. A look of extraordinary, arresting beauty, the silent, vulnerable centre of all life's quivering, like the nucleus gleaming in tranquil suspense, within a cell.
`What does he mean,' said Kate, `by "We will wait till the Morning Star rises"?'
The man smiled slowly.
`It is a name,' he said.
And he seemed to know no more. But the symbolism had
evidently the power to soothe and sustain him.
`Why did he come and speak to us?' asked Kate.
`He is one of those of the god Quetzalcoatl, Senorita.'
`And you? are you one too?'
`Who knows!' said the man, putting his head on one side.
Then he added: `I think so. We are many.'
He watched Kate's face with that gleaming, intense semi-abstraction, a gleam that hung unwavering in his black eyes, and which suddenly reminded Kate of the morning star, or the evening star, hanging perfect between night and the sun. `You have the morning star in your eyes,' she said to the man. He flashed her a smile of extraordinary beauty. `The Senorita understands,' he said.
His face changed again to a dark-brown mask, like semi-transparent stone, and he rowed with all his might. Ahead, the

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