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CHAPTER XIII - The First Rain

the solid throng of peons and women and children, standing gazing like animals. While through the gate men still came hurrying, and from outside, the drum sounded, and a high voice sang again and again:

Someone will enter between the gates,
Now, at this moment, Ay!
See the light on the man that waits.
Shall you? Shall I?

Someone will come to the place of fire,
Now, at this moment, Ay!
And hark to the words of their heart's desire.
Shall you? Shall I?

Someone will knock when the door is shut,
Ay ! in a moment, Ay !
Hear a voice saying: I know you not!
Shall you? Shall I?

There was a queer, wild yell each time on the Ay! and like a bugle refrain: Shallyou? Shall I? It made Carlota shiver.
Kate, wrapping her yellow shawl round her, walked slowly towards the group.
The drum outside gave a rapid shudder, and was finished. The drummer came in, the great doors were shut and barred, the drummer took his place in the ring of standing men. A dead silence supervened.
Ramon continued to gaze from under lowered brows, into space. Then in a quiet, inward voice, he said:
`As I take off this cover, I put away the day that is gone from upon me.'
He took off his serape, and stood with it over his arm. All the men in the circle did the same, till they sto9d with naked breasts and shoulders, Cipriano very dark and strong-looking, in his smallness, beside Ramon.
`I put away the day that is gone,' Ramon continued, in the same still, inward voice, `and stand with my heart uncovered in the night of the gods.'
Then he looked down at the ground.
`Serpent of the earth,' he said; `snake that lies in the fire at the heart of the world, come! Come! Snake of the fire of the heart of the world, coil like gold round my ankles, and rise like life around my knee, and lay your head against my thigh.

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