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CHAPTER VI - The Move Down the Lake

`Why, do you think?'
`They're trying to start a new thing, that's all. They've got this society on the lake here, of the Men of Quetzalcoatl, and they go round singing songs. It's another dodge for nationalsocialism, that's all.'
`What do they do, the Men of Quetzalcoatl?'
`I can't see they do anything, except talk and get excited over their own importance.'
`But what's the idea?'
`I couldn't say. Don't suppose they have any. But if they have, they won't let on to you. You're a gringo - or a gringita, at the best. And this is for pure Mexicans. For los .renore.r, the workmen, and lo.r caballeros, the peons. Every peon is a caballero nowadays, and every workman is a,renor. So I suppose they're going to get themselves a special god; to put the final feather in their caps.'
`Where did it start, the Quetzalcoatl thing?'
`Down in Sayula. They say Don Ramon Carrasco is at the back of it. Maybe he wants to be the next President - or maybe he's aiming higher, and wants to be the first Mexican Pharaoh.'
Ah, how tired it made Kate feel; the hopelessness, the ugliness, the cynicism, the emptiness. She felt she could cry aloud, for the unknown gods to put the magic back into her life, and to save her from the dry-rot of the world's sterility.
She thought again of going back to Europe. But what was the good? She knew it! It was all politics or jazzing or slushy mysticism or sordid spiritualism. And the magic had gone. The younger generation, so smart and interesting, but so without any mystery, any background. The younger the generation, the flatter and more jazzy, more and more devoid of wonder.
No, she could not go back to Europe.
And no! She refused to take the hotel manager's estimate of Quetzalcoatl. How should a hotel manager judge? - even if he was not really an hotel manager, but a ranch-overseer. She had see Ramon Carrasco, and Cipriano. And they were men. They wanted something beyond. She would believe in them. Anything, anything rather than this sterility of nothingness which was the world, and into which her life was drifting.
She would send Villiers away, too. He was nice, she liked

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