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CHAPTER XXII - The Living Huitzilopochtli

And at sunset again, the great drum rolling, and the voice crying :

`Leave off! Leave off! Leave off!
Lift your hand, say Farewell! say Welcome !
Man in the twilight.
The sun is in the outer porch, cry to him: Thanks ! Oh, Thanks!
Then be silent.
You belong to the night.'

And again in the sunset everywhere men stood with lifted faces and hands, and women covered their faces and stood with bowed heads ; all was changeless still for the moment of change.
Then the lighter drums suddenly beat, and people moved on into the night.
The world was different, different. The drums seemed to leave the air soft and vulnerable, as if it were alive. Above all, no clang of metal on metal, during the moments of change.

'Metal for resistance.
Drums for the beating heart.
The heart ceases not.'

This was one of Ramdn's little verses.
Strange, the change that was taking place in the world. Always the air had a softer, more velvety silence, it seemed alive. And there were no hours. Dawn and noon and sunset, mid-morning, or the up-slope middle, and mid-afternoon, or the down-slope middle, this was the day, with the watches of the night. They began to call the four watches of the day the watch of the rabbit, the watch of the hawk, the watch of the turkey buzzard and the watch of the deer. And the four quarters of the night were the watch of the frog, the watch of the fire-fly, the watch of the fish, the watch of the squirrel.
`I shall come for you,' wrote Cipriano to her, `when the deer is thrusting his last foot towards the forest.'
That meant, she knew, in the last quarter of the hours of the deer; something after five o'clock. !
It was as if, from Ramon and Cipriano, from Jamiltepec and the lake region, a new world was unfolding, unrolling, as softly and subtly as twilight falling and removing the clutter of day. It was a soft, twilit newness slowly spreading and penetrating the world, even into the cities. Now, even in the cities the blue serapes of Quetzalcoatl were seen. and the drums were heard

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