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CHAPTER XXII - The Living Huitzilopochtli

The boys went away. Ramon watched them as they stood in their black clothes and bare knees upon the jetty, and his heart yearned over them.
'Ah, the poor little devils!' he said to himself. And then:
`But I can do no more than keep my soul like a castle for them, to be a stronghold to them when they need it - if ever they do.'
These days Kate often sat by the lake shore, in the early light of the morning. Between the rains, the day came very clear, she could see every wrinkle in the great hills opposite, and the fold, or pass, through which a river came, away at Tuliapan, was so vivid to her she felt she had walked it. The red birds looked as if rains had freshened even their poppy-buds, and in the morning frogs were whirring.
But the world was somehow different; all different. No jingle of bells from the church, no striking of the clock. The clock was taken away.
And instead, the drums. At dawn, the heavy drum rolling its sound on the air. Then the sound of the Dawn-Verse chanted from the tower, in a strong man's voice:

`The dark is dividing, the sun is coming past the wall.
Day is at hand.
Lift your hand, say Farewell ! say Welcome !
Then be silent.
Let the darkness leave you, let the light come into you,
Man in the twilight.'

The voice and the great drum ceased. And in the dawn the men who had risen stood silent, with arm uplifted, in the moment of change, the women covered their faces and bent their heads. All was changeless still for the moment of change.
Then the light drum rattled swiftly, as the first sparkle of the bright sun flashed in sheer light from the crest of the great hills. The day had begun. People of the world moved on their way.
At about nine o'clock the light drum rattled quickly, and the voice in the tower cried:
'Half-way ! Half-way up the slope of the morning!'
There was the heavy drum at noon, the light drum again at about three o'clock, with the cry:
'Half-way! Half-way down the slope of afternoon.'

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