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CHAPTER XXI - The Opening of the Church

and fire into my heart, and sends his power like a fountain of oil into my belly, and His lightning like a hot spring into my loins, I am not. I am nothing. I am a dead gourd.
'And save I take the wine of my spirit and the red of my heart, the strength of my belly and the power of my loins, and
mingle them all together, and kindle them to the Morning Star, I betray my body, I betray my soul, I betray my spirit and my God who is Unknown.
`Fourfold is man. But the star is one star. And one man is but one star.'
He took the silver mixing-bowl and slowly circled it between his hands, in the act of mixing.
Then he turned his back to the people, and lifted the bowl high up, between his hands, as if offering it to the image.
Then suddenly he threw the contents of the bowl into the altar fire.
There was a soft puff of explosion, a blue flame leaped high into the air, followed by a yellow flame, and then a rose-red smoke. In three successive instants the faces of the men inside the chancel were lit bluish, then gold, then dusky red. And in the same moment Ramdn had turned to the people and shot up his hand.
`Salute Quetzalcoatll' cried a voice, and men began to thrust up their arms, when another voice came moaning strangely.
`No 1 Ah no! Ah no!' - the voice rose in a hysterical cry.
It came from among the crouching women, who glanced round in fear, to see a woman in black, kneeling on the floor, her black scarf falling back from her lifted face, thrusting up her white hands to the Madonna, in the old gesture.
`No! No! It is not permitted!' shrieked the voice. `Lord! Lord! Lord Jesus! Holy Virginl Prevent him! Prevent him!'
The voice sank again to a moan, the white hands clutched the breast, and the woman in black began to work her way forward on her knees, through the throng of women who pressed aside to make her way, towards the altar steps. She came with her head lowered, working her way on her knees, and moaning low prayers of supplication.
Kate felt her blood run cold. Crouching near the altar steps,

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