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CHAPTER XI - Lords of the Day and Night

He went quickly, driftingly along the terrace to the stone stairs that led down to the inner entrance-way. Going through to the courtyard, he saw two men packing bales of bananas upon donkeys, under a shed. The soldiers were sleeping in the Zagardn. Through the open doors, up the avenue of trees, he could see an ox-wagon slowly retreating. Within the courtyard there was the sharp ringing of metal hammered on an anvil. It came from a corner where was a smithy, where a man and a boy were working. In another shed a carpenter was planing wood.
Don Ram6n stood a moment to look around. This was his own world. His own spirit was spread over it like a soft, nourishing shadow, and the silence of his own power gave it peace.
The men working were almost instantly aware of his presence. One after the other the dark, hot faces glanced up at him, and glanced away again. They were men, and his presence was wonderful to them; but they were afraid to approach him, even by staring at him. They worked the quicker for having seen him, as if it gave them new life.
He went across to the smithy, where the boy was blowing the old-fashioned bellows, and the man was hammering a piece of metal, with quick, light blows. The man worked on without lifting his head, as the patrdn drew near.
`It is the bird?' said Ramon, standing watching the piece of metal, now cold upon the anvil.
`Yes, Patron! It is the bird. Is it right?' And the man looked up with black, bright, waiting eyes.
The smith lifted with the tongs the black, flat, tongue-shaped piece of metal, and Ram6n looked at it a long time.
`I put the wings on after,' said the smith.
Ramon traced with his dark, sensitive hand an imaginary line, outside the edge of the iron. Three times he did it. And the movement fascinated the smith.
`A little more slender - so!' said Ramon.
`Yes, Patron! Yes! Yes! I understand,' said the man eagerly.
`And the rest?,
'Here it is !' The man pointed to two hoops of iron, one smaller than the other, and to some flat discs of iron, triangular in shape.

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