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CHAPTER XXII - The Living Huitzilopochtli

`Am I a big man? Am I a tall and powerful man, from Tlascala, for example.
`I am not. I am little. I am from the south. I am small -
`Yet am I not your general? 'Why?
`Why am I a general, and you only soldiers?
`I will tell you.
`I found the other strength.
`There are two strengths; the strength which is the strength of oxen and mules and iron, of machines and guns, and of men who cannot get the second strength.
`Then there is the second strength. It is the strength you want. And you can get it, whether you are small or big. It is the strength that comes from behind the sun. And you can get it; you can get it here!' - he struck his breast -`and here!' - he struck his belly -`and here!' - he struck his loins. `The strength that comes from back of the sun.'
When Cipriano was roused, his eyes flashed, and it was as if dark feathers, like pinions, were starting out of him, out of his shoulders and back, as if these dark pinions clashed and flashed like a roused eagle. His men seemed to see him, as by second sight, with the demonish clashing and dashing of wings, like an old god. And they murmured, their eyes flashing:
`It is Cipriano! It is he! We are Ciprianistos, we are his children.'
`We are men! We are men!' cried Cipriano.
`But listen. There are two kinds of men. There are men with the second strength, and men without it.
`When the first gringos came, we lost our second strength.
And the padres taught us: Submit! Submit!
`The gringos had got the second strength!
`How?
`Like cunning ones, they stole it on the sly. They kept very still, like a tarantula in his hole. Then when neither sun nor moon nor stars knew he was there, BifF! - the tarantula sprang across, and bit, and left the poison and sucked the secret.
`So they got the secrets of the air and the water, and they got the secrets out of the earth. So the metals were theirs, and they made guns and machines and ships, and they made trains and telegrams and radio.

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