Books > Old Books > The Plumed Serpent (1926)


Page 127

CHAPTER VII - The Plaza

She looked inquiringly at Juana, and Juana's black eyes glanced back at her furtively.
`What is it?' said Kate.
`Musicians, singers,' said Juana evasively.
`But it's different,' said Kate.
`Yes, it is new.'
'New?'
`Yes, it has only been coming for a short time.'
`Where does it come from?'
`Who knows!' said Juapa, with an evasive shrug of her shoulders.
`I want to hear,' said Kate.
`It's purely men,' said Juana.
`Still, one can stand a little way off.'
Kate moved towards the dense, silent throng of men in big hats. They all had their backs to her.
She stood on the step of one of the houses, and saw a little clearing at the centre of the dense throng of men, under the stone wall over which bougainvillea and plumbago flowers were hanging, lit up by the small, brilliantly flaring torches of sweet-smelling wood, which a boy held in his two hands.
The drum was in the centre of the clearing, the drummer standing facing the crowd. He was naked from the waist up, wore snow-white cotton drawers, very full, held round the waist by a red sash, and bound at the ankles with red cords. Round his uncovered head was a red cord, with three straight scarlet feathers rising from the back of his head, and on his forehead a torquoise ornament, a circle of blue with a round blue stone in the centre. The flute-player was also naked to the waist, but over his shoulder was folded a fine white serape with blue-and-dark edges, and fringe. Among the crowd, men with naked shoulders were giving little leaflets to the onlookers. And all the time, high and pure, the queer clay flute was repeating a savage, rather difficult melody, and the drum was giving the blood-rhythm.
More and more men were drifting in from the plaZa. Kate stepped from her perch and went rather shyly forward. She wanted one of the papers. The man gave her one without looking at her. And she went into the light to read. It was a sort of ballad, but without rhyme, in Spanish. At the top of the

travel books:
where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE She looked inquiringly at Juana, and Juana's black eyes glanced back at her furtively. `What is it?' said Kate. `Musicians, singers,' said Juana evasively. `But it's different,' said Kate. `Yes, it is new.' 'New?' `Yes, it has only been coming for a short time.' `Where does it come from?' `Who knows!' said Juapa, with an evasive shrug of her shoulders. `I want to hear,' said Kate. `It's purely men,' said Juana. `Still, one can stand a little way off.' Kate moved towards what is dense, silent throng of men in big hats. They all had their backs to her. She stood on what is step of one of what is houses, and saw a little clearing at what is centre of what is dense throng of men, under what is stone wall over which bougainvillea and plumbago flowers were hanging, lit up by what is small, brilliantly flaring torches of sweet-smelling wood, which a boy held in his two hands. what is drum was in what is centre of what is clearing, th where is meta name="keywords" content="old books, Free book , free book offer , free audio books , free coloring book pages , free book reports , free audio book , audio books free download , book free , free guest book , books free , free book summaries , download free audio books , free childrens books." where is where are they now rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../../style.css" where is meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" where is BODY bgColor=#ffffff text="#000000" where are they now ="#000000" v where are they now ="#FF0000" where is div align="center" where is strong where is strong where is a href="http://www.aaoldbooks.com" Books > where is a href="../default.asp" title="Book" Old Books > where is strong where is a href="default.asp" The Plumed Serpent (1926) where is table width="700" border="1" align="center" cellpadding="15" cellspacing="0" where is center where is tr where is td width="160" align="center" valign="top" where is div align="center" where is td align="center" valign="top" where is div align="left" where is div align="center" where is p align="left" Page 127 where is strong CHAPTER VII - what is Plaza where is p align="justify" She looked inquiringly at Juana, and Juana's black eyes glanced back at her furtively. `What is it?' said Kate. `Musicians, singers,' said Juana evasively. `But it's different,' said Kate. `Yes, it is new.' 'New?' `Yes, it has only been coming for a short time.' `Where does it come from?' `Who knows!' said Juapa, with an evasive shrug of her shoulders. `I want to hear,' said Kate. `It's purely men,' said Juana. `Still, one can stand a little way off.' Kate moved towards what is dense, silent throng of men in big hats. They all had their backs to her. She stood on what is step of one of what is houses, and saw a little clearing at what is centre of what is dense throng of men, under what is stone wall over which bougainvillea and plumbago flowers were hanging, lit up by what is small, brilliantly flaring torches of sweet-smelling wood, which a boy held in his two hands. what is drum was in what is centre of what is clearing, what is drummer standing facing what is crowd. He was naked from what is waist up, wore snow-white cotton drawers, very full, held round what is waist by a red sash, and bound at what is ankles with red cords. Round his uncovered head was a red cord, with three straight scarlet feathers rising from what is back of his head, and on his forehead a torquoise ornament, a circle of blue with a round blue stone in what is centre. what is flute-player was also naked to what is waist, but over his shoulder was folded a fine white serape with blue-and-dark edges, and fringe. Among what is crowd, men with naked shoulders were giving little leaflets to what is onlookers. And all what is time, high and pure, what is queer clay flute was repeating a savage, rather difficult melody, and the drum was giving what is blood-rhythm. More and more men were drifting in from what is plaZa. Kate stepped from her perch and went rather shyly forward. She wanted one of what is papers. what is man gave her one without looking at her. And she went into what is light to read. It was a sort of ballad, but without rhyme, in Spanish. At what is top of what is where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

Pages: default , 007 , 008 , 009 , 011 , 012 , 013 , 014 , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 019 , 020 , 021 , 022 , 023 , 024 , 025 , 026 , 027 , 028 , 029 , 030 , 031 , 032 , 033 , 034 , 035 , 036 , 037 , 038 , 039 , 040 , 041 , 042 , 043 , 044 , 045 , 046 , 047 , 048 , 049 , 050 , 051 , 052 , 053 , 054 , 055 , 056 , 057 , 058 , 059 , 060 , 061 , 062 , 063 , 064 , 065 , 066 , 067 , 068 , 069 , 070 , 071 , 072 , 073 , 074 , 075 , 076 , 077 , 078 , 079 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 084 , 085 , 086 , 087 , 088 , 089 , 090 , 091 , 092 , 093 , 094 , 095 , 096 , 097 , 098 , 099 , 100 , 101 , 102 , 103 , 104 , 105 , 106 , 107 , 108 , 109 , 110 , 111 , 112 , 113 , 114 , 115 , 116 , 117 , 118 , 119 , 120 , 121 , 122 , 123 , 124 , 125 , 126 , 127 , 128 , 129 , 130 , 131 , 132 , 133 , 134 , 135 , 136 , 137 , 138 , 139 , 140 , 141 , 142 , 143 , 144 , 145 , 146 , 147 , 148 , 149 , 150 , 151 , 152 , 153 , 154 , 155 , 156 , 157 , 158 , 159 , 160 , 161 , 162 , 163 , 164 , 165 , 166 , 167 , 168 , 169 , 170 , 171 , 172 , 173 , 174 , 175 , 176 , 177 , 178 , 179 , 180 , 181 , 182 , 183 , 184 , 185 , 186 , 187 , 188 , 189 , 190 , 191 , 192 , 193 , 194 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 198 , 199 , 200 , 201 , 202 , 203 , 204 , 205 , 206 , 207 , 208 , 209 , 210 , 211 , 212 , 213 , 214 , 215 , 216 , 217 , 218 , 219 , 220 , 221 , 222 , 223 , 224 , 225 , 226 , 227 , 228 , 229 , 230 , 231 , 232 , 233 , 234 , 235 , 236 , 237 , 238 , 239 , 240 , 241 , 242 , 243 , 244 , 245 , 246 , 247 , 248 , 249 , 250 , 251 , 252 , 253 , 254 , 255 , 256 , 257 , 258 , 259 , 260 , 261 , 262 , 263 , 264 , 265 , 266 , 267 , 268 , 269 , 270 , 271 , 272 , 273 , 274 , 275 , 276 , 277 , 278 , 279 , 280 , 281 , 282 , 283 , 284 , 285 , 286 , 287 , 288 , 289 , 290 , 291 , 292 , 293 , 294 , 295 , 296 , 297 , 298 , 299 , 300 , 301 , 302 , 303 , 304 , 305 , 306 , 307 , 308 , 309 , 310 , 311 , 312 , 313 , 314 , 315 , 316 , 317 , 318 , 319 , 320 , 321 , 322 , 323 , 324 , 325 , 326 , 327 , 328 , 329 , 330 , 331 , 332 , 333 , 334 , 335 , 336 , 337 , 338 , 339 , 340 , 341 , 342 , 343 , 344 , 345 , 346 , 347 , 348 , 349 , 350 , 351 , 352 , 353 , 354 , 355 , 356 , 357 , 358 , 359 , 360 , 361 , 362 , 363 , 364 , 365 , 366 , 367 , 368 , 369 , 370 , 371 , 372 , 373 , 374 , 375 , 376 , 377 , 378 , 379 , 380 , 381 , 382 , 383 , 384 , 385 , 386 , 387 , 388 , 389 , 390 , 391 , 392 , 393 , 394 , 395 , 396 , 397 , 398 , 399 , 400 , 401 , 402 , 403 , 404 , 405 , 406 , 407 , 408 , 409 , 410 , 411 , 412 , 413 , 414 , 415 , 416 , 417 , 418 , 419 , 420 , 421 , 422 , 423 , 424 , 425 , 426 , 427 , 428 , 429 , 430 , 431 , 432 , 433 , 434 , 435 , 436 , 437 , 438 , 439 , 440 , 441 , 442 , 443 , 444 , 445 , 446 , 447 , 448 , 449 , 450 , 451 , 452 , 453 , 454 , 455 , 456 , 457 , 458 , 459 , 460 , 461 , 462