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CHAPTER XI - Lords of the Day and Night

things, I don't know. So much I don't know, Sefiora. Ay, so much! - And you, do you know what is wise?'
`I?' said Kate. `I don't care very much.'
`Ah ! You don't care !- You think Ramon is wise, to wear the peasants' clothes, and the huaraches?' For once Dona Carlota was speaking in slow English.
`Oh, yes!' cried Kate. `He looks so handsome! - Men's clothes are so hideous, and Don Ram6n looks so handsome in those!' With the big hat poised on his head, he had a certain air of nobility and authority.
`Ah!' cried Dona Carlota, looking at the other woman with intelligent, half-scared eyes, and swinging the key of the boat. `Shall we go to the lake?'
The two women departed. Ramon, laughing to himself, went out of the gate and across the outer yard, to where a big, barn-like building stood near the trees. He entered the barn, and gave a low whistle. It was answered from the loft above, and a trap-door opened. Don Ram6n went up the steps, and found himself in a sort of studio and carpenter's shop. A fattish young man with curly hair, wearing an artist's blouse, and with mallet and chisels in his hand, greeted him.
`How is it going?' asked Ramon.
'Yes - well -'
The artist was working on a head, in wood. It was larger than life, conventionalized. Yet under the conventional lines the likeness to Ram6n revealed itself.
`Sit for me for half an hour,' said the sculptor.
Ramon sat in silence, while the other man bent over his model, working in silent concentration. And all the time, Ram6n sat erect, almost motionless, with a great stillness of repose and concentration, thinking about nothing, but throwing out the dark aura of power, in the spell of which the-artist worked.
`That is enough,' he said at last, quietly rising.
`But give me the pose before you go,' said the artist.
Ram6n slowly took off his blouse-skirt, and stood with naked torso, the sash with its blue and black bars tight round his naked waist. For some moments he stood gathering himself together. Then suddenly, in a concentration of intense, proud prayer, he flung his right arm up above his head, and

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