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CHAPTER XIX - The Attack on Jamiltepec

She saw the hills and lower slopes inland swimming in gold light like lacquer. Th,e black huts of the peons, the lurid leaves of bananas showed up uncannily, the trees green-gold stood up, with boughs of shadow. And away up the road was a puther of dust, then the flash of glass as the automobile turned.
'Stay here,' said Ramon, `while I go down.'
`Why didn't your peons come and help you?' she said.
`They never do!' he replied. `Unless they are armed on purpose.'
He went, picking up his blouse and putting it on. And immediately the blood came through.
He went down. She listened to his steps. Below, the courtyard was all shadow, and empty, save for two dead whiteclothed bodies of men, one near the zaguan, one against a pillar of the shed.
The motor-car came sounding its horn wildly all the way between the trees. It lurched into the zaguan. It was full of soldiers, soldiers standing on the running-boards, hanging on.
`Don Ramon i Don Ramon i' shouted the officer, leaping out of the car. `Don Ramoni' He was thundering at the doors of the inner zaguan.
Why did not Ramon open? Where was he?
She leaned over the parapet and screamed like a wild bird.
'Viene! Viene Don Ranzon! El viene!'
The soldiers all looked up at her. She drew back in terror. Then, in a panic, she turned downstairs, to the terrace. There was blood on the stone stairs, at the bottom, a great pool. And on the terrace near the rocking-chairs, two dead men in a great pool of blood.
One was Ramon! For a moment she went unconscious. Then slowly she crept forward. Ramon had fallen, reeking with blood from his wound, his arms round the body of the other man, who was bleeding too. The second man opened his eyes, wildly, and in a rattling voice, blind and dying, said:
`Patron!'
It was Martin, Ramon's own mozo. He was stiffening and dying in Ramon's arms. And Ramon, lifting him, had made his own wound gush with blood, and had fainted. He lay like dead. But Kate could see the faintest pulse in his neck.

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