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CHAPTER XXIII - Huitzilopochtli's Night

An attendant came and lifted Cipriano's serape over his head, leaving his body bare to the waist. The guards likewise took off their serafies.
Cipriano lifted up his fist, in which he held a little tuft of black feathers, or leaves.
Then he said slowly:

I Iuitzilopochtli gives the black blade of death.
Take it bravely.
Take death bravely.
Go bravely across the border, admitting your mistake.

Determine to go on and on, till you enter the Morning Star.
Quetzalcoatl will show you the way.
Malintzi of the green dress will open the door.
In the fountain you will lie down.
If you reach the fountain, and lie down
And the fountain covers your face, forever,
You will have departed forever from your mistake.

And the man that is more than a man in you
Will wake at last from the clean forgetting
And stand up, and look about him,
Ready again for the business of being a man.

But Huitzilopochtli touched the hand of Quetzalcoatl
And one green leaf sprang among the black.
The green leaf of Malintzi
Who pardons once, and no more.

Cipriano turned to the four peons. He held out his fist with the four black twigs, to the first. This first one, a little man, peered at the leaves curiously.
`There is no green one,' he said sceptically.
`Good!' said Cipriano. `Then receive a black.'
And he handed him a black leaf.
`I knew it,' said the man, and he threw the leaf away with contempt and defiance.
The second man drew a black leaf. He stood gazing at it, as if fascinated, turning it round.
The third man drew a leaf whose lower half was green.
`See!' said Cipriano. `The green leaf of Malintzi!'
And he handed the last black leaf to the last man.
`Have I got to die?' said the last man.
`Yes.'
`I don't want to die, Patron.'

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