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CHAPTER XXI - The Opening of the Church

or the serpents - flashed new in the light of the sun, the bird lifted its wings dark in outline within the circle.
Then again the two drums were speeding up, beating against one another with the peculiar uneven savage rhythm, which at first seems no rhythm, and then seems to contain a summons almost sinister in its power, acting on the helpless blood direct. Kate felt her hands flutter on her wrists, in fear. Almost, too, she could hear the heart of Cipriano beating; her husband in Quetzalcoatl.
`Listen, Z\Tina! Listen, Nina!' came Juana's frightened voice from the veranda.
Kate went to the veranda. Ezequiel had rolled up his mattress and was hitching up his pants. It was Sunday morning, when he sometimes lay on after sunrise. His thick black hair stood up, his dark face was blank with sleep, but in his quiet aloofness and his slightly bowed head Kate could see the secret satisfaction he took in the barbarous sound of the drums.
`It comes from the Church!' said Juana.
Kate caught the other woman's black, reptilian eyes unexpectedly. Usually, she forgot that Juana was dark, and different. For days she would not realize it. Till suddenly she met that black, void look with the glint in it, and she started inwardly, involuntarily asking herself: `Does she hate me?'
Or was it only the unspeakable difference in blood?
Now, in the dark glitter which Juana showed her for one moment, Kate read fear, and triumph, and a slow, savage nonchalant defiance. Something very inhuman.
`What does it mean?' Kate said to her.
`It means, Nina, that they won't ring the bells any more. They have taken the bells away, and they beat the drums in the church. Listen! Listen!'
The drums were shuddering rapidly again.
Kate and Juana went across to the open window.
`Look! Nina! The Eye of the Other One! No more crosses on the church. It is the Eye of the Other One. Look! How it shines ! How nice !'
`It means,' said Ezequiel's breaking young voice, which was just turning deep, `that it is the church of Quetzalcoatl. Now it is the temple of Quetzalcoatl; our own God.'
He was evidently a staunch Man of Quetzalcoatl.

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