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CHAPTER V - The Lake

bananas and pepper-trees. Everywhere the shores rose up pale and cruelly dry, dry to cruelty, and on the little hills the dark statues of the organ cactus poised in nothingness.
There was a broken-down landing-place, and a boat-house in the distance, and someone in white flannel trousers was standing on the broken masonry. Upon the filmy water ducks and black water-fowl bobbed like corks. The bottom was stony. The boatman suddenly backed the boat, and pulled round. He pushed up his sleeve and hung over the bows, reaching into the water. With a quick motion he grabbed something, and scrambled into the boat again. He was holding in the pale-skinned hollow of his palm a little earthenware pot, crusted by the lake deposit.
`What is it?' she said.
`Ollita of the gods,' he said. `Of the old dead gods. Take it, Senorita.'
`You must let me pay for it,' she said.
`No, Senorita. It is yours,' said the man, with that sensitive, masculine sincerity which comes sometimes so quickly from a native.
It was a little, rough round pot with protuberances.
'Look!' said the man, reaching again for the little pot. He turned it upside-down, and she saw cut-in eyes and the sticking-out ears of an animal's head.
`A cat l' she exclaimed. `It is a cat.'
`Or a coyote!'
`A coyote!'
`Let's look!' said Villiers. `Why, how awfully interesting! Do you think it's old?'
`It is old?' Kate asked.
`The time of the old gods,' said the boatman. Then with a sudden smile: `The dead gods don't eat much rice, they only want little casseroles while they are bone under the water.' And he looked her in the eyes.
`While they are bone?' she repeated. And she realized he meant the skeletons of gods that cannot die.
They were at the landing-stage; or rather, at the heap of collapsed masonry which had once been a landing-stage. The boatman got out and held the boat steady while Kate and Villiers landed. Then he scrambled up with the bags.

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