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CHAPTER VI - The Move Down the Lake

where! At the foot of the hill was the hacienda, with the peons asleep in their huts. But what help was there in them?
Jose and the three men had gone behind a cactus-tree that stuck up straight like a great black bundle of poles, poised on one central foot, and cast a sharp, iron shadow. The American could hear the voices, talking low and rapidly, but could not distinguish the words. His two guards drew away from him a little, to hear what the others were saying, behind the cactus.
And the American, who knew the ground he stood on and the sky that hung over him, felt again the black vibration of death in the air, the black thrill of the death-lust. Unmistakable he felt it seething in the air, as any man may feel it, in Mexico. And the strange aboriginal fiendishness, awake now in the five bandits, communicated itself to his blood.
Loosening his blanket, he listened tensely in the moonlight. And came the thud! thud! thud! of a machete striking with lust in a human body, then the strange voice of Jose: `Perdoneme!Forgive me!' the murdered man cried as he fell.
The American waited for no more. Dropping his blanket, he jumped for the cactus cover, and stooping, took the downslope like a rabbit. The pistol-shots rang out after him, but the Mexicans don't as a rule take good aim. His bedroom slippers flew off, and barefoot, the man, thin and light, sped down over the stones and the cactus, down to the hotel.
When he got down, he found everyone in the hotel awake and shouting.
`They are killing Jose!' he said, and he rushed to the telephone, expecting every moment the five bandits would be on him.
The telephone was in the old ranch-building, in the diningroom. There was no answer - no answer - no answer. In her little bedroom over the kitchen, the cook-woman, the traitress, was yelling. Across in the new wing, a little distance away, Jose's Mexican wife was screaming. One of the servant boys appeared.
`Try and get the police in Ixtlahuacan,' said the American, and he ran to the new wing, to get his gun and to barricade the doors. His daughter, a motherless girl, was crying with Jose's wife.
There was no answer on the telephone. At dawn, the cook

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