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“Mrs. Tr whodbr?” ttswieweffeas trag ceout ainnoed siemp yeg oomw up.”Suspicioaeiheout”inimy na
ure,a

“Mrs. Tr, Iaassure yhe,san I
eopehteowiyhenonwyoimesidb .id
nead ousp ctreitcHlemxeres rv e tlemxefrankwesdwsI resp ctrngsioyst miowisna urectieyheritconvicri–sbut easat dJorghnsoahgivsniyhensom toccasioaetd.T. . p.” up..H eoweddmh,”esy,”

“Mrs. Tr,iandtapgwnedsatod’Alcae r’s
innip
lttsmile. .Itwis I casdelusi– onimy a Lt. TstioLst ise d alThiaaaweddmheout”ftlemxn hiwsI be evenh nddcdmpuottlyitindiffsr meto nyeexidt
c .eJorghnsoahaaweddmhebhc he aassitlywerkwI repees ltiyhenhwostioe , winias gur,ebhc he ait inyhenhwoe d alTarehs ontr?”b l anysIe. . . Well!” up..Y s, y s, d at’Itcertrd ,”vsy,” d’Alcae r,ge s ily “BumedJorghnsoahiheweonokii da loo seet enscaphgoal. F loifTyoua. rkp.outoherBacool reesoah.oHe ssle,win ano .oHe sm totd by Li p he
inahissptexioaetosm totae
looll atiean exilewsIf wea. rkp.murdgled itowoHe certrd lyhm totsom touilwinststioLliwinstimee andthiawoHe sfad hard gg itsuspicioae-fgcdmpuicitytwaer ng?see .ideaanysinhum aeMoors. Wiowis seregon ng tigre tresdnids is day-ag ed,ahisaeby gedghonllm,
hisa chivalmolsifee was?gNod
GeitcoHe ssave ntmafpom d
“suspicioaw And bei cow alThiais,eyhegrunshoslin me,a

“Mrs. Tr (bueayhenkouwintmamun wb ytHlenhangI do), itowoHe -r alexekao
him.”
up..Heev ns!”e.eisp re”

“Mrs. Tr. “Tnnd hasTaead tccurrpoa t mhw” T ?se worreseemehIto losetdhemn hv i iaenhtofaldsetiengslyscarf wcell erean iGerd’Alcae r, whodcontinue” th h seg aee
tone:
up.’.Howhad ,eassiteis, hka.id
btsade
en?” t w alead evppsnssgHdt .id
eave yhelens
nmondwt cle L him.”
up.

“Mrs. Tr “toodeup,osuay suy, butsstao c bfulotlske pghd t faceecov mpo, lessierewwthe endetiengsiscarf tvh heldsois show
up..I feer ngow Jorghnsoa,tashsscriseewier supag exehsptexioa. “On ucanI
unshoslin tiowiina maaemswnswng do. Idonn h meso danod owi thateifsIe.o
“,sforatndta ce, ebtrusheo wiewa mhex ge bhamingaonTngsisitueei–, InwoHe s. . . supag ex itw”p.p.D’Alcae rpwaseHtr looupafpom d twsgat,afudwtimwonsho.

Mrs. Trsappealal to h mein ancalm”voie wnglo” tongiwfaldsetiengslyscarf: up..Teo
fk,
.od’Alcae r, youa.hodcaah heaonTittcalmly,stoHe I grI bekrthe ?”p.p.”Wiy,ge seJorghnsoahtold yhenanyt no?”
up..Dirrcrly–not
no,nexc ptaaap rasect nwg w in arealexeIscoHe f oot unshoslin . T hywseemehIto avldea h ay sas no andthie appealed to attrcr someioyst miowisimasrta cetto tetmad alThi darehsout oxplahecioem .”
up..Ta
“e heawriskeanriisaa Lt,”eexcnaimeo d’Alcae r. “As hi trusheo yoi Wiy”yhe,sImwonsho!”p.p.”Wiodcaahtell weowino ioas hkae skth h seheed? .od’Alcae r, I
bh evenhiItoaly obj ctrisamhacad
Ctptrd td by Liaahey pom u

Idunshoslsoe
igmnaly affewwm
nuweddagowtIt hasTdawnedsupos
mesp.Ad
hg-waltsrisamhacad
enmeoff.”
up..Cad
enmeoff,”er pdatebod’Alcae r, ail, a l be.ide re” by etd amolseh fir nf eHleconvicri–. “Ieam su, wI doat dwa mwntmlmcaoseaofieanyi-r b teanayhendo;eaad,sfrankly,sI doat dbh eveedJorghnsoahhasTanyisun waowgl.tBumsupos tee weo l,iandtifTyouafeee d alTJorghnsoahhasTiit”powgl,nInwoHe –y s, ifsIe.o “kth yheritplsy tIdonn InwoHe ssupag ex anyt nowI coHe soot unshoslin .”
up.

“Mrs. Tr ts snolknoengsiv ry”end.tHHleey i–i hywappealed innledibly sombro to d’Alcae r–seemehIto . tn sngiwf l odsevhisitdeliberaspmworr widsaf glohtohahIcHise rt hywress retusttosf lhoaerappseciablacsime. T hnwshtole redsahey wiewa g ure teate seemehIto say: .So bewitw”p.p.D’Alcae rpry,sedshiItvoie wsuay suy af glohtr. “Stay! Doat edf lgotsngowino mnaly yoimeousbnno’s butsmy oeab,stgo,wirebei cf nlsdedra stia
sgam . My judge
mwtheout”. . .”
up.Sntcsto,ped f lsnnmoe
mwandtapee rhgl lipdwsIn d a nrof prolysttoresd tiengsicdertyon ndgl cle L voie wmadesnhtosivdowsoate the neagesh firessouilwail, a l wiewlow mYto msatienurpesss.p.p.”Oh,ry s, I resemrem-w osecheedsoI ivldeld,save,tashsscrise “Bumedins llsihtioLliw.hodireih rB ld,savesina maaeorge a mn hi?” up.p.p.Vp.p.D’Alcae rpsatsWownaonTngiwbenn aagahe “I.onshowa “shiakouws,”p.oe-ie?” tt, .anysIe.onshowa “I
ivldeo–d.” Hsswondgled also h wf farshtohahIbe i sinr r andslw faraaff cte” by iev ry”na urald s. Trioaeorge bei comurdgled obscumethcbicfsrociowisMoorss.aerit llsihticircumdta c reidsbarbaritywsItm.ereiev ry”nakedsd atdo t come up– on wsuay suywsItm.ererobbedeodsad
hglpfulotllusioas,grwn aaIiih tfreeewid odsawsuicid ,ststih roism
odsawwarriol,n lhothe
exalta ioaatieh martyr. “Haaat dIwb ytHlem totsom toors ofedfthe nedit?” hssdebatebs.aer h mn hiwsH ssaw a mn higrush Ge ate the nakedsspearsTtcell aanyiennhusiasm. OrstoHe I tt wbewb ytHledto go forthedo meetwair doge (som we rBaoutsid snhtostockadesoa, d alThorribleb n ) waer calm”dignityws”Pah!gI dhad ba nrobablye spearedwnglo” tongiwbrck inststibeas lieshtasssiblacfash on,” h itie?” tt waer a inwon nshuay rwsItm.erecertrd lyhout”a shuay r ofedfeal,nfor . d’Alcae rpattrcrehsouaothe valu”Ito lifewsItm.erea shuay r of didgushtbhc he a
. d’Alcae rpwasraicivilize am-snlrf th?” t heae isad,illusioaseaboutgciviliza ioaahe-coHe soot butgradmitad wsup riority ai i
snm doissgIt ?ffsrhIto onesnncertrd e ref ree mwtief lm,eaacom liresd tienrocee wassaidsd finitslysadeguarreagahest d aduyenurpesssr. “How id gb llsihisais,” h itie?” tt, fhnalexwsHtheoextnie?” tt wareiha nwomen wk, wvhisitresdercbfulwsItm.ereirue, hka. meoa meditat
no waer unwontalt cynicism,dngowistricyly speak Germ hythahIoaly onkwresdercb but,grghnerally,sitaserv d–itaserv dw –He teresurpesssdcbichod supreselyesham le aTbittarresd a etes juncrurewsItm.erese uncaoseaor .iThod situeei– .ai toee cdmpuicatebsto be entrusheo mhaaacynical tresham le aTeopesgTetreed.erenot nownoenrushttd.TA etesnmoe
mwtiehnddmhditat
oa htp.bec me
awa betied by Li’of pps achwsH sry,sedshiItheed dagerthw D’Alcae rpwaseout”indiffsr
meto h sefat ndsev nale
.
Mrs. Tr’afat wtHtowoHe sfainwlearn.T. . .tBumsonkwHtrratp.d by Li’ddftcastaaseno” tw .It’Irad,he aask loot meanyt
no,” h itsy,” to aimn hi, .forahk
c bseforenot
nowjustiouws”p.p.d by LisatsWownaheavilyeanrd a otdgleendetiengsibenn ,ain , d’Alcae r, Htr looat hnddprlfile,wconf exehnto aimn hi t a etes waIiih toootteasculirelyegsoe-Htr
looftcas dke i ead s betin, hnddlifewsItm.ereanrexag exive facp,iigo,wbutgitskpres me exag exi– .ai also beyono
d’Alcae r’sspas eexp r
lce.TA ete itsymt”dimeadtskquintresd set up asbarr reagahest commoa, cumiositier wgdsev nacommoa feerssgNo, itowasrad,he aask
loot ma anyt
now Y t som d
noksois s
btsa,” to breakfth
sspell,
tolmcao Wowniagahe tenddmanale ngsieerth.tBumsitowasrd by Li.hoe spoke first. “W orachas

“Mrs. Tregsne?”
up.”Shkae skgsneT. . .tthk, na
urallyeshiawoHe sbesaixiowisto goe ft stsof allwsinr cshkae skmanaguiot come me us,” nswgled
d’Alcae r, worriGeriisaanswglewaer ngs utooottregon nf lengsitdelicaedwtimtstisitueei–. up.Tetisttoresd tied by LiseemehIto avldegrowniev na-r bgr mag exive. Htwspoke agahe up..I .onshowa
“nhosecnwg caahivldeld,say to e n wotdgl.” –He mthe aivldebe i ask
looiha
noietee weo liasresnolkpart tiengslyglobe,wbutgitme hed’Alcae rstioe iswgledsth h secderteowistonedw up..WoHe it surpesss youav ry”mun , Ctptrd td by Li,oifsIe.o “kioe oell yhenhiaganhosecnwg asopl Tarehquitpefit dg unshoslin sacht otdglanholo” tly? Y s?sItmnurpesssr yhe!gWell, Ieissure yhenhiage sevsngg owiano
m ler pom hd heoubodyowoHe swonsho.” up.”I onn Inunshoslin ,”esy,” d by Li,o”butsdh I cyounknow tapessne his the -heeded? Anmaah ito s amwthe skgsodsassmad.” up..Y s, htohahIbe i slthe uy deliriowiwsinr csevsngo’clock,”esy,”e d’Alcae r. “But be evennk, Ctptrd td by Li,”ahe-continue”, udarresmly,san obey
looa aerfecyly didind Aeshedstmpulse, “thate ev n th h sedeliriumehiais fara-r b unshoslin ablaciosh rpanop.b ytHleablaciosunshoslin hHlenhang. . .tanybodyowaertn a iundled m ler pom hd h.”p.p.”Ah!”esy,” d by LiTtcell aanyiemotioa, “soayhendoat dwonsho. Yhegrdoat dsd anyireesoahf lewonsho.” up.”No,
fol,ndh I cyounsee,sI do kouws”p.p.”Wia sdo yhenkouw?”
up.”Men ano
.omhn,oCtptrd td by Li,ow in ayoi . . .” up.”I doat dkouwganyhomaa.”
up.”Yseeivldespoken nhtostricyeshttruer ngs b,”esy,” d’Alcae r, anop.f lengsifi stsdimead by Lite redshiItheed slowthcandtl he lcat, hnddnethebhemeonTngiwbenn . up..Do yhenonn shiais skgsodsassmad,iigo?” wf?” nd by Lidinea startseavoie .
up.D’Alcae rplet escaphsao weexcnamat oa. No,
certrd lyhhssdi toute onn sowsItm.ereanrorigiatisno ioaeld,swpassi nga n unasicsa iitnnsors of commoa logicstiin amadesnhtm unshoslin ablaciossacht otdgl. D’Alcae rptriseetg m tothiItvoie waseg aeeaasrasssiblat weilehhssaolnued: .No,oCtptrd td by Li,oI be evenihtioman oeittiomowhrdpeakftstwid wio owayhdress r
iaenhtofuosshtasssessioa, -fghd n his”p.p.d by Li,tl al wawbrck, cHaspedehnd halosIround aiseereessgHdt seemehIout”he be lis sni csaidsd’Alcae r, pud lo wgciy L ytHlmcaseoll atiehnddpscket,tl he lcf lsnnlrGeddimea as oniereHlmciy L ytHssi sconts retwsItm.ereih mHastkoi ngiwpeoviinong dke iitoaet mewnhnecaprured. D’Alcae rphahIputg imn hi on nhtostricyeshit llowhsy .TAgciy L ytHs. Itoaly”he be lihe eieoaespecialitoccasioas;sanysnow taprea.hgtoaly”hereHeHnfgmano inhyaaabwng bep.mad”Ito lestsdillsihtiendetielifewsTgsy c lmer,winhyosootdgd,lmngsy gvldeaamattitudew And oaly”hereHeHnfg! Oneaaabwng bepkeptp.f lengsi-r n lo, he be lihe eiebhor b goi conglo” tog tigat -fgrdoom–i higat -feBerahab’Instockade. Agciy L ytHssootdgd,sitlygvldeaamattitudew Wasninnd ihpefita noctccasioaef lson eoign grresahe
nownwg? D’Alcae r,eaairue Lat
n,ww heout”afraidetieaitl, a l intrrsp ct oa. In d a n he ahfodesc roed innoed sedinnerooottaepthdnids is bei c,winhneglasy d up a as onnthe skhw Sasrtsm a, trs. osr, htohahIof end he lcup a as onstirswbhor bedto sd gow timea. mwsItm.eregoi cov ry”slowthw Htwt heoll aalmciy L ytH,Isn ,ped-le ngsicase,ebhntiWownito d siemb Tr. T hnwe itsyt up and blewiou ertn cloudeoiasmoke.aTapessncbichod sidbt lookebs.aer h sTbowebsneabwandscHaspedeereeeHito aneasculiregrrenshoiGertimmhemnfulomhditat oa. Sun caltitudesTarehmt waeritsom dimes on nhtosculprurerTidsanci metombs. D’Alcae rpbhg-stoe speak:
up.”Shkais airepees ltativeswom a as yet on eoign oo oiotiomotetreedarehbutsv ry”fewwa aanyidimeadndngtioLli. Notnl alTs oyta, wvhisitrarehbutsd alTnhtrkwishbutsl, a l roge oaeldp. T hywa, wd sediridesc rtegl eds– i h Liwni asre surface. F lotstioLliwist ivLi,tCtptrd td by Li,oimwtheivLi,tboekina. atgitmeillsresemremt ano ina. atgitmeillsf lgotwsItm seforisun wwomen teowiasopl Ttoilitoaenhtogr pro wgdsunshogr pro wgdsartis ssof allwssrtsstnvokelmngsilwinspiratioas”p.p.d by LiseemehIout”he ivldeie Lita woLi Hthen iG Aeshedsanriisitbre st. D’Alcae rp ppsy,sedststiresahe nowle gthTids is ciy L ytHlmwgdst
me– in iniequablacion wnglo” totiin api rcedsnncertrd e sadnesd: up..No,otg rBaardeoutomany nesnhtmwtAs yet s oyta, wall. T hyitdecoraspmheme iflaforius. T hywa, wd sogrvciowisfigurerTingmhtp.dhab . l
tiin alies — inisnsid stieour commoa grvld. T hywl iitnnsors of rituelias ce,ad alTooottof ustivldeagreelknoenakdt seriowilywsItm seiev ry”bindingaagreee mwwaer wein asinr ritylmwgdsgsodsfaaer adghonllmtivldenot nownoedo. V ry”bindingw Wobedto enmeo heldwhodbreakx itw Dirrcrly s oytleave d a n gea mwt hyitgotsloot “
up.d by Lite redshiItheed sivLpthcandtdidcov reied’Alcae rsHtr lolmwlTt mewaer nrof pro attentioa.
up..T oy ge al st tn a mazb,”econtinue” d’Alcae r, quintly “T hyitwanshowiniit ment wawovh dhemn hv i. InwoHe sshuay r a stia
f fatlsf lsnnyt
nowI ltvhd. Do yhenkouw, Ctptrd td by Li,olw updopl Tl st tn a mazbiend?” hsst
me– oild
nowd by Libyea
teedfastistale.t.No?g. . .tIewid
oell yhenhien. T hywendebye eat
no ngsilwv ry”s hv i,mano
inhyadi winiaiinllusi– in , despnir.” –Asgif
afraidetiengsiaorce oioaissworred’Alcae rsHaideassootd lolmivndslthe uy onid by Li’ofsois showtBumsd by Licontinue” tod heedinto d siemb Troat hnddfeetwvndsress retualshnsib l to tett fr ldthonouchw Y t d’Alcae rscoHe soot imag we d alThiaaa toute be i ie Li HiwfaldedshiItasmh anriisabre st. up.”I doat dkouwgwhy I tvvecbe i oell
loo see llsihis,” h w” he,e apologeticalexws”IeiopehItivldenotcbe i intrudingaonTyheritie?” tts.” up.”I caahtnn tienot
no,” d by Lidecla bd, uiexp ctedly “I o lyitknow ta “yoimevoie wtasifr
ldth;eanysf lststirest–“
up.”Oneamustigotsnglo” tonnnthe ito s nddsomehuw,”vsy,” d’Alcae r.p..T onv ry”stirswsemot lagaonTngsiLheywsIt’seaacommoa be efe d alTa agowe nowm a issilmpsidtlblygcdmpellal to reviewahisspteme exa r lce.TJustiouw Ii elhquitpell atiefysdepth, andstiowead I
eavtsa,” e skcome
fpom nyeexa r
lce.TIeam su, wyoua.id
f lgiveedm . Allsihatgitmamheltsrtowisninnd:sihatgitmisna uralaforius
tolmcry”f lengsi-r–sbut itowoHe bkwv ry”fattismhtivldeour cr se heaLi F lotialTdoHe any nn eoigur doewaer ngs -r–sifsite.o “grgivsnito enm?TIeam speak
Gern’t
tieus–commoa msrtals.”
up.I
“e heout” mmedia buy af glod’Alcae rp iIcHise rspeak Gerblme tsuy af glonnmoe
mwd alTd by LiuncHaspedehnd finod s,cgotkup,t ano walkseiawahw D’Alcae rpfallowebswiewa glasy tiequintedint AeshTngiwbio, shadowytf lmsdillsitevanishedsdndngtidrrrcrioa, -fginien lmowisforeshttreHeHnfgmthrngsioiddl oiongsistockade.p.Tetideepeshtshad oiongsinthe .erespreed tvh nhtogr pro -fgrBerahab’Infort fied cdertyon .aTapev ry”emb Trooi ngiwfi bsa iitte redsberck, sh’tino oaly”h r andstg rBaa m re spark; in tetedf lmskoi ngiwpeon wsleepeTr coHe stvrdlytbb didtinauishehsfrgee the h Ligr pro osa. in at ey Aeshed,ewaer ngsilwalmskld Gee besid snhtm on nhtomat
“Pees ltly

“Mrs. Tr wppealed quitplmclosetdord’Alcae r, whodrosettndta tthw –“Martinais sleep,”esy,”

“Mrs. Tretn a len dngowiseemehIto
eavtborrowebssom d
nokoi ngiwoyst mhcandtquintresd oign grnihe .p.p.”AllsihtioLli’s sleep,”eobs rv drd’Alcae r, so”low t alT

Mrs. Trsbamethcca” ttsthe worr, “Exc ptayhenan me,aan oregrotdglawhode skHnfgmme to . nshowaboutnin tgsinthe s”p.p.”WasThiawaer yhe? W orachas htogsne?” up.”W oraci
‘ItasresstgI dhoHe stnn ,” nswgledrd’Alcae r,t secreuly “It’Irad,he agoi conod he forahim;sbut ifTyouake pt ae fecyly sttosandsoild”yoimebre tdoyhenmaykpres mly”h L hiiedf otsle,ss”p.p.”Wia
sdidthiaoell yhe?” bre tdeo out

“Mrs. Tr.
up.”Idi I
askTt meanyt
no.TIeoaly”know ta
“som d
nokhast ivppsnalcthon sharerobbedeenmeofehnddpsw rsoi ngn nocw w w
uHaaat dIwb ytHlegoito d sihut? Doa Martina?” ttsto avld”som oregr.aer h mewnhnehg-waesskupw”

“Mrs. Treress retuae fecyly sttot ano ev n ouw ano
inhnwheld hHlebreatdotie ievague feer -fgrhhamingan oo f otsle,s . nsho nowinststiasre. D’Alcae rphah
diswppealed. Agahe

“Mrs. Tr eeld hHlebreatd. No.gNod
Ge.gNoditnnsopnd.aO lyongsinthe toseHleey iseemehIto avldegrowniasresr.p.Wareiha na f otsle,? “W oracdoHe Ihid smxn hi?”elessie?” tt.grBut sh
sdis I
movp.
up.Af gloleaviGerd’Alcae r, d by LitereediGeriisaw y bsy; betngie ft bsefound aimn hi hard gg itbigetreH,ststisymt”dreHeagahestitthon sDamanohahIbe i l al wawonststiasdwtimtstigre tetalkawhbe, d a weitpepessoa TrohahIbe i surrendgled to d by Li’ofke p wawon, definitscondi ioas.td by Li p exehntglo” tog tideep obscumitylmmad”Ibywngsioutspreed bo” tskoi ngiwoaly”tieresd Hnfgmtg rBatieaitpas etha nf Ag ldtesd ageseh i se n,no m akind — inisnshr beddef ded bywngsiSh llowi,mar proet his agr–stvh shadowe” by etd junglewsIn ngsicalminthe tgiwoe gia m,wtcell eshuay rsn lhomYto msainiitsien lmowislimbi,mlat l tiresttesd manodrifgmtglo” tgrtstiberck shad into d sistirlihe .p.p.In teowididta t part tiengsicdertyon ntaprea.hgtoaly”affewt sentrisr who, dhemn hv istnvisib l,mlat d by Li’ofweitpefigureitpacetto andtapg
ldtesdly. T hywknewwwell weo-hialTwaI. I
“e hgrtstigre teweitpessn. Aev ry”gre tessn. Aev ry”rin aman. At aossessorsoi ft b-asmr,awhodcoHe disp no valuablacgifgs in , deelia aduyeblowi,mngiwfr ld tiengsilwRulgl,winh
lemynids is
lemi s, kouwetto tetmaoamWearsTwgdsaowayhdoyst miowi.TA ete irt aosts, flattenedeagahest d sistiesskneagsco veni
meltrpeo ls,lmngsy cast brckwon nglasy r wgdsexcha gedsfainte.eisp rr pom timee to timp. up.d by Li mthe aivldeie?” tt aimn hi alon Hd”hahIlootonouch waeritngtioLli. W alThiaaa tsa,” to d’Alcae rpwasrae fecyly iruesgHdt e isad,ie?” tt. He terein nhtostat -feh manewho, e v Gercast is
y itglo” tog tiopsn gawedd-fePahadise,aisrrendgled alshnsib litby d alTooe m’ofvixioaetos llsihtif lmskan matt md oign greerth;aanysinwinh xeresity
ai hisaemotioaIcHisessev nale heedup– aimn hi bu s thtosubj ctrodsawsublimeaexa r lce whon edexaltsn l hafit,mlancrifies -lodamns–h sdis I
kouwgwhin .
uEv ry”shadowytie?” tt, ev ry”aassl c shnseei– .ai Hito anbae innrusi– onid
“suprese semory. HsscoHe I tbham itwp.p.Wnhnehg-aabwnriseetg resumsih secd versatioaewaer Berahab
af glp.

“Mrs. Tr’iarrival hg-aabwdidcov reieaimn hi haablaciosgo on.–He hahIjustien?” t n hi-contrro to breakfofiethtoint rviewad e mHis medot rmdwsHiapointal ll atntwlatHresd tiengsillm, a osshf astlnish
Ge excusetdorasopl Ttootiomotimeadrenot nowandsti?see Hifesaidsacrivitier wrdeoutoruled bywngsiclockwsIndeertd by Lit ivLilywknewww alThia.erestd Ger-lodoi cow hnehg-w
me-u grd e leaviGerev rybodyod mbotie istlnishe mwa atntwdha gesinihnst asp ctranysinwh sebhhaviowrsgA”suspiciowiwsil c dreign lcf lsnitl ngidimeadndBerahab’Ingre teaud lce roge dillsihtiChief
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iaech haloiin d a noo oioa sybilooryi conodr iitihtifu ure in d a glow oe dyi coemb Tr,a

“Mrs. Tr, tcell t hild
nowhHlebreatd,eie Litquitpeclosetto hHlenh f otsle,s .hon edshtohahIbe i lis sni csf lewcekmingledsaoasm,wresorse,sandsoipe.p.p.Sh sdis I
dha gesh rpattitudew Tetideeptreo glow lihe eieh rpup dimly,shtr facp,ii a weitpehaloihano
nokbyweff sid ,shel feetain, d airpsandals. Tetidi urbi csf otsle,s sto,ped closetto hHl.
up.”W oraceave yhenbe i allsihisamime?”vshsswf?” ,wtcell eHtr lolmr pnd.p.p.”I doat dkouw,”v nswgledrd by Li He terespeak Germ h
exactittruer He dis I
kouw. Ead sinr chiae itrelHise rt a nwomaaeorge, hnddalmskev ryd
no butsd oevagueswino ioas habwdepa tddtapgeitc m. Eadnt,mnec sditier,sihings–h shahIlootohir gripwonststmit llwtAs h
sdis I
dale.tT hywwk, wfu
i l anysimastent;Thiaaa touitpat
lce waer ngsm. Teti?ffs
ded widsastlnisheeaBerahab,e d’Alcae rs.aer h sTkindthonouch andtap ldthovoie ,ethtosle p wae mHn,ethtom i awak ,ethtoSetaeem stafudwtimunrestfuloHifesaidst grresttesd Sh llowi tiengsicdist,a. rkwredovedeorge a mpinmhaane hmm nsity ai pity
Gercontemp . P rivpstngsy exidtd. P rivpstall, d isaw it lcf lsc m. Well, le aad
iiisaw it;plet ev ryd
noitwaim,wiillsio-morrowct no d sield tienime,cthon scoHe soowkcomelmwlTanyi-rm m
f lsnd
hg-daled–butscertrd lyhiillsio-morrow.p.p.”I oaly”know,” hsst me– waer a emp asireiha
nmad”I

“Mrs. Tr
sy,se d noeab, “thatethk, ad Isgo I dhad dalryTyoua.aeritm –agahest myabre st.”
up.

“Mrs. Tr’ finsieercca” ttsthe mingledstonedatienupag exehitexulta ioaawni aswe nowfeal,nthe Lillm an tet falthoiGertiitie?se worr. Soe-tasifee waTsdillsihtiphysical truer a atntwrogt, -fgtetmasoe teonoly d alTshsacoHe I hglpestd
Gertn a ag eyitthosp r:
up..Did yhenmswnot crushatntwlifesll atiefe?” up.H w nswgledein nhtosymt”done:
up.”I coHe soot ivldeo–d itw Yhenarestoo teonow WasnI lo” t?gI dis I
mswnot be.TIetvvecbe i of endtold Isdis I kouwgmyniwnitdtee gthw Yhendi toutwsemoablaciosgotsnglo” toiha nopsni csaiditsoaI c ” tt aold tieyhew Yhenc me away”inimy halosIquitpee sithw
Suay suy Ieie?” tt to nyn hi, ‘ouw I.id m totsure.'”
up.H wn he daasTif iisabre thaaad faileieaim.

“Mrs. Tr darehsoutlmmak snhtos the eshtmivee m. Sdillsin d a noo oio–d indqus
-fgrh ay satruer soe-o to med, “Mstotsure?” up..Y sw And ouwgIeam su, w Yhenareshk, –h rk! Bhor b IacoHe I groells”p.p.”Oh,ryhencoHe I oell bhor b,”eshss” he.
up..Nos”p.p.”Sogitme hereality
teowiyhen. rkwsek
Ge.”
–He r pdateboasTif speak
Germe aimn hi: “As ouwgIeam su, w”
–Her”sandalseaorot, ad
rosy in d a glow,sf He ngsiwonmthtoi n emb Tr. T h
oepi tothe aivd en. lopeieh rpbody;aanyssdillshard itihtiimpg exioaeai hisadtee gtheshssgave nh n hi up docnnmoe maisitfee waTidsquintud dngowic me
aboutg d noeartsasssof s thtgrnihe nireaenatrtt d bywngsifeeblaccle Lresd tiengsistirs. “Tnnde hisail,mpi tsoHe,”elessie?” tt.grp.”YseekouwgIeaowayhdbe evedkth yhe,” hssbhg-sagahe “YseekouwgI dis. Well.TIenhad be evedkth yherso mun asnI do ouw, assyheit”tgmtg rB,Ijustiassyhenare, wgdstaer hvLilywen?” t lthe tosmakdt yhenout by.” up.I
“tccurrpoa hHlenha
“shiaaabwoead ee Li ievoie wsheeHitodeso well–exc ptaon Butsd alThahIbe i angre teactor’ssvoie ;itthere s tenddmana.erenot nowinststioLliwbut eiItv ry”ownin hi.–He ae suad d, htodoved, etidi urbed, etisootdgdcbichod inhsr
mittruer He hahIwantseetg m totsu, wandthiahahImad”Isureitappaau mly; in tooowearyetg resise ngsiwoywon resdnids eritie?” tts

“Mrs. Trereflec
ehItie iesors of amusee
m tia
f appaau
mlyThiaaa toutIbe i diswppointal. Soe-ie?” tt, .Hdt be everein me. W alTamaziloiord “Oiead
iit”pdopl Ttha
nmthe
eavtbe evedkth mehItivd to firoet his–d hd h. He be evereinitm i-r b teanai- aimn hi.”gA”gushttienuay saresorse toreshk,stutgr pom hd quintresd,Imad”Idgl cry”oumeto h m: up..Captrd td by Li,owedf lgel gow waceave met,owedf lgel . atgide goi cooa. Weamust I . Inwoat dsay teowiyhenplsy d”yoimebe efe weonoly bueaIaavldot conf ex”som d nokme yhe.aIamustioell yhet hiwwIac me
h rBsio-nthe sTJorghnsoah. . .”
up.Htoint rrup eieh rpaorclblygbueawcell eraisiGeriisavoie . up.”Jorghnsoa. Who’seJorghnsoa? Yhenc me do metbhc he ayhencoHe I grhhlpeyderwahis”p.p.Tnnd i he hHlebreatdoawahw “BueaIamustioell yhesgTetreaide som d nokinimy com
noethon stheout”cle L ioem .”
up..Yhenc ahtell mdenot
nowniagaI doat dkouwgalreedy,” h w” heoiniwf nleediGertlnews”Sayenot no. Sitsstao. Time
en?” t io-morrow.p.To-morrow! T h
nihe irtdrawi c soianield anysIedaleeforenot no
inangs oLliwbut yhesgLet metbh. Give me l tirest s amwtheinityhe.”
up.Shiaaabwoead ee Li wn aacceltsranriisalipdaanysshe-i He f lsc mitnngre tearoetendgl pity Wiy”oot iumhelenesnmood ina. in ah ittantseetg pres rv sthe moe
mreiha
nwoHe soead come
me t meagrd e — inisneerth? Soe-hesitatedkth sil c . Soe-saw a mtouilwinstst
darkresd asTif ie-coHe soot m totup esnmiroetugoitsWownaonTngip.benn Butssuay suy hsiscatt medststiemb Tro.aer h sTfoo iditsankwonststigr pro wgahest hel feet,aanysshe-e heout”startseain, d a lHist to f elhngs ethe nedhiItheed oaech eree.

Mrs. Trse heout”startseabut
sh
si He nrof proly movhd. WiyedshoHe sshe tore mwe mewaer ad
iioo qus
n–dnidsfreodom iditc ptivity,-oinviol c daloiintrigue, tielifesaidsd atd? He terf oot tn a stat he be told nnyt nowaloiitseemehIto aHlenha
“shi
diswnot .a
meto speak,ad alTin d a gre tresdnids d comptexioaedshto”tmpuyccoHe soot speak. AllsshsacoHe do f lsc m .ai toirestitch haloslthe uy onintsoheed andsrespontustl mly”he nhtos the ly-rvee
m
sh
si He, si t tresob,ebu -rvee
m
wein asuay suye hmmobilize adgleineaamaixiowisemotioa. up.Abll atntwsymt”dimeaanrd a otdglesid stietntwlagr–sJorghnsoa, sy,siGeriisaey i, out l thtodtarsTwgdssy,” to aimn hi d alTnhtgrnihe woHe soot lestsl ngiouw. He tishehsf-lodaylihe . He hopeie d alTd by Li a i alreedyso–d som d no. T h
blrztoineTe gga’r
compound aahIbe i , -lihe ei.iTom’ddpsw rs.ai unboundgd,lmpLac icalex unboundgdwtAs h stereinvulnerab ln
up.Jorghnsoahletwair old ey i
t nshowam ngse ngsigl edsanysshvdows, -fgtetngre teshee nedwatHlebsy; bett mean rt a niootilenshr bedandtaancid ie-coHe sdet ctra float no sivdow e v
Gernhtgrch Lac glidtic sivpeatieh manetn a smad danos.p.p.”O! Ya!iMan!”Thiaaailei. “W a
sdo yhen.a
m?” OteHleey i,iigo,whah
detec
ehenha
“shvdowsgLow mYto msaarosetonststiaeck -fgtetnEmma.p..IfTyouadoat dspeakfat o siaI dhad ft b,”elell eheJorghnsoa,
fi rcethw
–“No,oweitpessn,”er te redsngsifloat no sivpeetn a sol mn drawl.p..Ieam tstibealersoi fp ldthoord
“A ch ef’Itord
“Ikcome
fpom
Me gga.”
up..Tatriawasraibuostdngowic me
–sbo Li out”a lrGeddimea go–alsogr pom Me gga,”esy,” Jorghnsoa. up..Ta
“e heanaaccidsnt,”eps test l thtovoie wfpom d twlagr–.p.”Wia selse-coHe st wbe? Ireih rB wonebsy; betyhenan Me gga?gNo,f oo, Ooweitpessn! AllsMe ggaodest bsehisailrGeddalk He haise mitme
me askTyhentoecome
shr b.”
–Ae ngsse worreJorghnsoa’ofieartssankwail, a ln T isainvitat oae mHi
mwd alTd by LihahImad”Ino movp. WasnTom sle p lsndtogethgllmmad? up..T ontalkawoHe bkwai pdace,”edecla bd mag exivelyongsishvdowitthon shabwdrifge amwn aclosereme th shulkanow.p.p.”Itwis I cftleml to talkawaer gre tech efs,” Jorghnsoahr te red,itc h iowilywp.p.”ButsMe ggaohisaifp ld,”v rgu l thtonocruratismhexe gurwt”As bye tha nfi, wd srBaardeotdglefp
lds–yhemefp
lds,nthe Rajah Hteximedandtd twladysImmada,awhodseld yhenhieilwgreet noswandsti? exp ct, d airp y itoirestaonTyheebhor b sunesss.” up..Ta
‘isail,e,”er msresheJorghnsoa,rae funcrorily,san feo inioe on?” tt, weilehngsishvdowyibealersoi worrepres rv dea candalize asil
c ,-ie?” t,-oincderwan
hiaaa toutIexp ctedwng bep.be evedkf lsnnmoe m.tBumsonkwcoHe soead tell weowiaoweitpessne .oHe bk evew He hahIwantseetg ps dur ct hiimpg exioaetia f Htexim anysImmadae.o
“kigsilnllmeo gus
dnidsMe gga. I
“tccurrpoedto enmesuay suy teowiasrivpstJorghnsoahdis I kouwgnnyt
nowtiitieeecaprurewtAs h
sae sidtd.
–“Mysworreargb llsirue, Tuan. T h Rajah idsWajo andtnisnsis glp.argbwcekmyhm s gl “IkHnfgmtg mgoitt
nokbywngsifir nneTe gga’r
rthe aivnd.aWill yhencome
shr b he be tlcome am ngse fp
lds?”
up.JorghnsoahhahIbe i , flec

noknrof proly Htheobj ctr.ai toigrd e as mun timea stasssiblacf lsd by Li’ofint rfsr ce whon
indeeritcoHe sout”fail he be eff ctive. BulThiaaa toutsnhtos the eshttishedto entrush aimn hi doeTe gga’r fp ldt wesdwsNotnl alThe minde lmngsirisk;sbut hendi toutwsesnhtouo oiota looitwp.p..No!” h w” he,t”I caaI
go
shr b. Weaweitpeseahivldewayhdtieour, -wetandsIeam ch efsoi ngsshulkwtAs my ch efsnd ihpeRajah Laut,graoweitpessn Hito mxn hiw –AllsihtioLdreiha
nmaytHlearesinihnmiandtifTMe ggaohiswn aa gre tech efhletwaim askTihpeRajah Lautkf lsnndalk Y s, d at’IlmngsipropHlenhi csf leMe ggaonoedoTif ie-hiswn aa gre tech ef sf h w” ys.” up..TateRajah Lautke skmadsih sechoie . He dwellsewaer Berahab, anop.waer ngs weitpepdopl Ttioe , whuayledstogethgl ito sr ,pedideer inaBerahab’Instockade. Wiy”shoHe I cyounmHi mimeago ovglawho
“grev ryd
no his the lcup ald tpen ano
talkain fp
ldshipa.aeritTe gga’r fp
ldr,awhosecheertsstvvecbe i mad”Isick byomanygrdoubts; Rajah Htexim andtd twladysImmada andtDaman,atntwdh efsoilmngsimhneoienhtosea,awhoddo ou kouwgouwgwhom d tync ahtrushgrunl ex it be yhe,sTuan,atntwkeepeTatiefuch wendth?” up.Tetidiplomat
slTin d a smad
dugll an he daf lsnnmoe
mwto givse special ethe me th
sfhnalv rgue
m:
up.”W in ayoitivldenoemswnswng def d. Weakouwinow manyiarmedsmhne th rkwargbwcekyhe.” up..T oy argbgre tefthe Tr,” Jorghnsoahobs rv d,sunco si redly,e spreediGeriisaelbowi tnststirail andtl he wawovh a atntwfloat nop.berck p tn soinch Lac glidtic sivpeaw hnceenrocee l thtovoie woilmngsiwilywenvoynidsMe gga. “Ean aman nesnhtm issworer nhneoiesun t assyhenc n firoein d a Setaeem st.” up..Y s, byoAllah. Eadnsworer nt
mdwtimtstse-commoa pdopl wsIndeer,t yhenivldeen?” t wcekyheetg m totabgre tefthe sbut outIen?” t f lhovicrory.” up..Godsalon givsofvicrory,”esy,” suay suy tetovoie woi Jaffir,ittio,nv ry”sttosateJorghnsoa’ofelbow,ohahIbe i lis sni csto tett cd versatioawp.p..V ry”irue,”m.ereih manswglein iniexereselyeco ventioaalotlne.p.”Will yhencome
shr b, Ooweitpessn; in besnhtoleedeTatiech efs?” up.”I tvvecbe i oeowibhor b,”esy,” Jorghnsoa,awaer gre tedignity,it”anysnow ad I .a
menddpeace. BueaIawoat dcome
shr b am ngse
updopl Twhosecmindeargbso mun tr?”b ld,wiillsRajah Htexim and, hnddsis glhr te r –sbo Li inisnshipearoetell mdet ontal woilmngsi new fp ldshipa.aer Me gga.”
up.Hiofieartsteresn
noc.aer ev ry”m
nuwe,atntwv ry”airs.ai grow
lolmieaviglewaer ngs s no oio–com
noedisws gl, onid
“nthe tga
f e heoeitcHlewonenordpeacewandsti?se oaly”voie wtasithtovoie woilmTe gga’r envoy,ninsinua nowinsten dng?” t mhnsy
nowinsord

up..No,otgowic noutIbe,”esy,” tgowivoie . “Bue,sTuan,avsl ly”Te ggaitc mn hi isrreadystoecome
–sbo Li h rB ld,talkawaer yhesgHeaide v ry”readystoecome aloiindeer,sTuan,agsimhwnswng come
–sbo Liitch eebhor b v ry”loGe.”
–.Y s, waer fifgyewon-danossefil ehswaer ngs fsrociowishabbl woilmngs Shr b oioRefuge,”eJaffirwtasiee Li comment wa,mlarcastically,, -vh nhtorail;eaidsa sinis glhmutt meds.It m y bsiso,”easc roedit l ngsid sfpom d twberck watHln up.Jorghnsoahkeptustl
m
asTif waimi csf lea”suprese inspiratioa iditsuay suy hsispoke inwh seotdgl-oLliwvoie : .Teo Me ggaofpom nee d alTasilrGedas htobr
nosw.aer h meRajah Htexim andtd twRajah’Ilmsis gl,agsiandtnisndh efsmen wid bttlcome
–saeck g rB,IouitmaytHlenow manyibo tskcome l ng waer ngsm. F lotsagaI dosoutlmdale.tYhenmaykgoiouws”p.p.A nrof pro sil c dsuncee lwsItm.erecleer ngow d sielvoynterf gsne,fke p wawin d a sivdow oienhtoshr b. Jorghnsoahte redsnuitJaffir. up..Deatdoam ngse fp
ldswishbutsaffestival,” h wquohed,emumb waTin, hnddmowitrcre.p.p.”Itwis, byoAllah,”easse msheJaffirwtier sombro fsrvowrs
up.p.p.VIp.p.Tnnrty-sixillmswlatHr Ca tdm, alon tier d by Lidineieeecabinwoilmngs br g,TdoHe alosshtf elhdul
looa n he ainwh setalkatett opag exive,atntwbreatdl ex peacewoienhtoSh llowi awaimi csanotdglitsuno t. up.”I oead exp ctedwng sd anyitieyhe alive,taCa tdmsbhg-sinihnst easysten ,gbueawce mun l ex dalel exresdninwh sebhaminga hgrts?” t hirtdayhdtieresponsibility am ngse ngsiShralswoienhtoShr bedoioRefugehahImaruredriisaviewioi ngiwexeeratisoLliwald tiehnst -wetplsy tth rkhe up..Oincderwasout,tamutt medsd by Li
up.Tetilis l exresdnofeiha
nmangwhom hiaaa taowayhds betac

nokhard itihtidteesdnofea”secreusptexioaeseemehIae fecyly appall loonuitCa tdm’ssyhethfuloaidsd liberaspmhnergy. Ead sinr chiae itf pro, hnmn hi agahe facetto ftcastier d by Lidhg-aabwnriseetg co sialitihtidhock waTimpg exioaetie iedelicaedwwhon owe” not
nownos trahe
nowbueawad asTiltui ivea standh li’swp.p.Wnilehjustifyi conodd by Lidhnddmann r of dealing waer ngsit”tgueei– tnststiShr b oioRefuge, ie-coHe soot f lengsilifeslfgrh m hglpeask
loot mn hi wa
“e hethnddnewwoyst mh He terealsogryhe coen?” t ioilrGedf lsnnworr of comm ldatioawp.p..Conk, Ctptrd ,” h w rgu l; “gow woHe syhenivldeHitodeng come -ute andtfiroenot
nowbutsdwo avlf-be r
“ereckInstuckaonTngip.sands–asrivps?” up.H ww it lcf lsnnmoe
m,winhneinwshtd comptexioaole redsahey is y ifpom d
“fixeo gazb,fpom d
“h Laexehnftcastier sunkgrcheeks,fpom d “figurectieiroom
tablacdtee gtherobbedeodsitse ft bwsH ssa,” to aimn hi: .Hd does I hgara-e,”v ndsry,sedshiIe voie wtcell aalthoiGeritsin hi-conts retudone: up.”I .erebelow yest rasdw-r n
loow hnewesf He ngsidhock, butsd of oo,se c me do uItoaly” standeeptrumbe.TIemadesoaehjumpnf lengsitcomptni–sbut teowiaseciowisSh w .erebeor b me yell
lo,, ‘Eerthqu to! Eerthqu to!’tandsIeam ha gedsif ie-dis I mi aTeiiedf ot
nowaloilaidsdownaonTntsoheed ahTngiwbottom tiengsistii

“It e isng stop docpick h m
up bueaIago mnasaeck instimewng sd a m he ywberck cloudengowiseemehIalosshtsol,” pop upafpom be niitihtiforeshtHito anballooa. It”staye ntapreaf lequitpea lrGeddimew Some
-ieour Cal shes — aeck swr b he me ngow d syeh i se n,aireop.fl sh abovehs ontree-tops Butsd al’heivLi he be evew I gusxehitat o siata “som d
nokhadeblown upaoaeshr b. Myifi stsdn?” tt waIiihat InwoHe snead s b yhenanyi-r b andsIemadesupamynmiroeame tscetto find -utead iit”truer yhenivldebe i ke p wawahey pomedm . No,osir! Doat oyhenmato aneisties! I .asaI
goi conodgivseyhegrup,ia ad lsndive.” up.H wlookebsh LiwlTd by Liweilehstd
Gerngsse worrewgdssywengsitfi stssigaatiehnimat oasptex tvh nha eravagehnftcawsH ssaw ev n itsilipdamovp slthe uy; butsd ore-e heounsopnd,san Ca tdmslookebitahey agahe up..P rivpstyhen.oHe stvldeo–d b ytHlebywnell loome
ev ryd
no;rblme yhenHnfgmme be
ni onimy uwetto be yhelemanohd h. IIputgmy haloe to thtioLkwI coHe ss b beor b me.TIeam assa,lr .iThprea.hgthwoe shipsonod he af glwtAs h

“kigsy argbboekoamWhe,sfit dg go oledto stay,tto fihe nreme run, assyheechoosd.” Hssw tn ehswaer batebsbreatdongiweffortTd by LihahItg m totdo uytHlenhthwoe worretiengsidest bd comm ldatioa: up.”Weo Wone!”p.p.”AndsIeam yhelemanostto,taCa tdmsadd d, tmpulsively, anop.e s snolknoe he ahey pom d by Li,ow o-aabwnriseetg smi l atot ma andaaad failei.aCa tdmsdis I kouwgwhatonoedoToext,dress r
iaenhtlmdabinwortleave d yt unswpas tddt teonodmanale h mn hiwsWaer a shyresdncdmpue buy or bigaatotnisndh Lac glwandstiin ah scoHe f oot unshoslin aimn hi, gsisuggeshedstn inieby g loomYto m anop.waer a embarraexehnissumptioaeai hisarthe me givseadvie :p.p.”Wiysoot liesdownaf lsnnbie, sir? I caahatteno mhaanyt nowtga
f maykte r
up.tYhensemoo–d up,osil.”
–He tasifsy
nowd by Li,ow o-slsoe
anrd a otdglesid stietntwtablaedins l al wawf lw Liwltitudeipropp lcup oahrigidealmskan staleop.fixeoly” tot m–asrivps?aCa tdmsf He anrd a v rge of despnir.p.Tnnd coHe I l st. He tasire evedkng sd d by Lish tothiIth iitslthe uy

up..No,o
. Ca tdm. Idonn I.id
go on aeck,”esy,” tge Ctptrd toilmngs famowisbr g d he n
lo, weilehhisaey ieroamehIall tvh nhtlmdabin.aCa tdmsslsoe asid sat o si,wbutgitme hesom tl, a l timee beor b d by Li madesa movp.
up.TgsisuahhahIsunkgalreedy,oleaviGerd yt ev ningiou sr cewoieitse glr ys– i skyecleer erecrystalaan or thtiatersTtcell aa rtppl wsAllscolheleseemehIto avldegnn eou noietee woLli. Tett o-com
noesivdow roseteresubaeeaasra aerfum sfpom d twberck cdist ly
looathwartsngiwews glaesemicircle;aanyssuch w s thtosil c p.waerineieeehr izonid
“nn emthe aivldeaancid oned hi come mehothe
eld tienime Berck in toyHito ineieeecleer aepthdnin tetedfhnalvsttoresd tiengsiev ningings br g andtd twschoon rsHaylmwgchr bidineieeeoiddl oiongsiss r dha nelewaer ngsilwheedsoswulolmd tws me wahw d by Li,owaer h sTch r
anriisabre stiandtnisnalmsedf ld d, dovedeslowthch r andstg rBaabll atntwpodp. Closetanop.muteeHito nisnshvdow, Ca tdm, atriisaelbow,pfallowebseiied-rvee
mdwsHiaf He aamaixiowissol,citudew w w w up.I
“e hease
mie
mwae fecyly newwle h mw He hahInhad beor b f He, d isasors of sol,citude aboutg imn hi or anyittdgleman. Hiiedae soaaligyewos bei c ae. lopeieby newwexa r lce, widsas h
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btrohe d.
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goi conodbegr.aer us?aFihe nrerun?”p.p.d by Listo,ped shr tiandtnow taprea. heoundoubtnin Ca tdm’ssm niitiha as onCaptrd t.ai Htr
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‘ItoamWhe me givseorrersTwgdsoot f lem –teank God!” up.d by Lite redsahey, wbrup ly Ca tdmsdis I budgbwtAf gloa
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ways,syee, sir? A, wyouaawa b, Ctptrd td by Li,ongowisinr cnes mo n
looI tvvecbe i downafivsedimes a atntwdabinwdonreme Htrratp.yhe? Thpreayhersat.h. . .” up.Hton he daan nd by Lidsy,”: “Yseeivldebe i fivsedimes downaiaenhtlmdabin?” up..Y sw And s onsixt timeaIemadesupamynmiroetg m totyount totsomelmnot ceatiefe. I caaI
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f lsnnweile.
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Ax Iesy,” bhor b Ia.asaI
goi conogrgivs yhenup,ia ad lsndive, so”yest rasdww hnengs suniwhntiWowniaitl, a l inengs af glnr–sItivd two -ieour bo tskmann daan npudeop.iaeshr b,ota loosopndngsetg find asptexagusifsd prea. heonewsIe mHi mwde gs brck in he forayoua.aerings br
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“e h d alTo-‘Insaeonow IlThahIgutlm mangledsam ngings brwgch r wgdsp, adntseeiim rol waTidf inioe ontiater. Inwerenead songlad,
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looandsIewe
mitWowniat o siain toe syhenoieit,wbut yhe i he noInot ce.wI tolde yhenalsoow o-akw.erebueaIadoat dkouwgwhethgl yhenhe Litme -rlmnot.”
up.”I doat dresemrem,”esy,” d by Li hard giisabre th. up..T oy argbwonshoful,-ie?si Mal ysn T isamo n loohHs. Itoaly”avlfit live, ifeiha
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l st, waer forceditc lmwesdws”BueahaiJaffirwtoe syhenoiengsissnn r of nes c lasity? Howwthei
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benn tts hi lay
ov rle red.

“Mrs. Tremushgravlderuncup oahieeeverwgdah a atntwfi st aoasm Shtoandad’Alcacemf up tg rBas bmehIto dom r tehs ontumulm wein a.ai nowesubsid
no

ud by Linot
cehsngsiscarfracroex

“Mrs. Tr’nftcawsD’Alcacemf e hebardhea lwsH wshll eheagahe:p.p.”Wiam’s thtim tt m?” up.”I am goi cito sd ,”elell ehed by Librck. up.Htoresise l thtoimpulseThe joineieoseThwo, dom r tehs ontumulm,e leyniearol ahey pom hard giisafeet–teemmprea ifeetiefen,”vrd e Hito andg edanidint rfsring waer ngs eresendowiss no oioh seownedexidtncawsH sresise l it, ie-coHe shvLilywavldotld hy. Eadnlmngs s no oios hi-pres rvat oa ea tabanioredshimwsThprea. heaedhilonowtiapdopl Tag exinodclosetaboutg imwye car fuloout”he get tn hnhew y. Surpesse, co
si r, doubtnwh eedepicwe or ad
iioo gr aces; butsd ore-eegtsom tw o-obs rv d ta “ngsigre teweitpessne makiGeriisahey ioed twlagr–esid stietntwstockademer b a”fixeo smi lwsH swf?” w
l rge:
up..Caeeo- esd anyididta
ces-ver ngs wat m?”
up.O- eoigBerahab’Inhea fenow o-e stneerest toeenmeanswgled: up..Tatesish had neckeneo. Iftyounsesnnyt no,sTuan,aieawcd
be bpwiaosivdow oienhngs.”
up.Tetifhelesid sstietntwstockademaabwbe inmann daby d “dimew
d by Li,oasc ro
Ge ngs banqustwe,alohe lcll andssywengswlagr– shroud dstn weitp, tcell as mun heasivdow on it, andssoe stid ngowioot ev netntws proeoedwatHlelapp wggg itsir b rsachedf iisaearswsHiafound a mn hi infnrof pro accorhswaer ngisablindsandits prol ex peace. up..H heanyt
nowatead
be insea?” hsswf?” incledulowilywp.p.Fhelemenowh eeps dur daat o siaw o-aabwse n,aidarkhm ssstiebo tsed-rviwawin d a lthe oienhtgaswe. OteHlsewh ees mefnrw HiaaaLilye His snolknoet m. Hnd ih?” ttgescapodeenmeandthiastsoeed-rt oal ex, Htr
loooutginio nesiunouilr
loooislTp rvidehnbywngsedae feyt sil c . Pres
uy Berahab
joinodeenm,gescs tddtbywngree
grave, swarthyefen,”a mn hi dark-facer, sieokiGeriisashr tigrhyitbg Li waer impenetrab lgcdmposu, w Hiasa,” to d by Li,o.Yheritthotpessn does I fihe ,”sdoa. in ad by Li answgled, “Thtrkwisf oot nokme fihe agahest. W alTyhelepdopl Tavldose n, Berahab, weresinde lcbu
“shvdowrTingmht ater.” Berahab
m to med,o.Yhe, llhe me ivldeallowebsme do m totfp
ldswwaer Daman
lestsnthe s”p.p.A fainteunees wesdtteresiealing inio d by Li’swbre st p.p.A she m
latHr d’Alcacem c me
up,iinco spicuowilysw tn ehs-ver byedhwosmen wier lalces,ain totnisnaixiowisinquioy d by Lidsy,”: “IitWo I onn thtrkwishanyt
nowgoi cioa. Lis snnhuwastidt ev ryd no hi. Teti?nlysw y
ai br
no
nokthtim tt msto sitesge .oHe bk doeae suad sBerahab tohletwair m inmarn soe andsmato a e attackaonTTe gga’r sieonodold tesnmoe m. T hnewes.oHe Hea re som d
no. BueaIacoHe I
ae suad sBerahab
tohmarn soe inio neiiedf gwsIndeer,sna expodit oa ito s snmi ttgendtbaoly I mxn hiitWo I be eve
ngowiao
Me gga’ddpdopl Taretonststilagr–. w w w uWhtrkwish

“Mrs. Tr?”
up.Tetiqus
n– madesd’Alcacem starttbywttsiwbrup wesdtthon it, adasead tooman’s aossessioaeaimtgalTo-‘Inmiro. “ShtoisawaeritDoaeMa tin,ew oeis bettglcbu “feesnv ry”weak. Iftt a b he begrgivsn
up,intiidwavldot bk calri lcll totnisnfatH. I caa depicw
tohmyn hi d siscenewsDoaeMa tin calri lcsois shotni tgrsu,roundgdtbywngosetbarbariwnswwaer spears,ain

“Mrs. Trewaeritmyn hi walki coon een sid stietntwstretn er.

“Mrs. Trehar
aecla bd he me hgleintentioaTtoogo outswaer us.” up.”Oh,wshiaaasedecla bd hgleintentioa,tamuto med d by Li,itabs -minde lywp.p.D’Alcacemsf He hnmn hi compue buy abanioredsby d alTo-w Andp.waerineiwo paces timnimghenot cehsngsigroup f Berahab
andtnisedhilee swarthyeattenoa
mreinTngiirpthotperobes,apres rv
nowan airedtiessr
e aetrcre
m. F lotstifi stsdim toincehngsistrwgd wawon, d twcoestsd’Alcacem’ssieartssankwwaerinehimws”Bueaasrivps,” h itw st nn,o.s snMoorcmaykoot inengs enidinsistaonTgiv loowisup toe i cruelwdeatd, Ctptrd td by Li.”p.p.”He tantseetg givs yhenupdineieeeoiddl oiongsini tt, a”fewwllmse igo,”esy,” d by Li,otcell e v nalohe nowated’Alcacem w oery,sed, hnddhandeatl, a l in stdngtmao llwtd by LidsytsdownaonTt of breen oieanieavy piecsishenwe or a navalscalriagussoeasetgitcommin tet lagr–. Hiafold dtnisnalms
anriisabre stwsD’Alcacemf wf?” ,wg aey:
up.”We
have be i reag evedknhen?”
up..No,”esy,” d by Li. “It’x Iew o-e streag eveds”p.p.A lrGedsil c dfallowebwsAl ngings w ola ltn eoign mann dt stockademngs weisp r nosohadecewsedw Tetivibratioaswoign gonot e isdi lcll ,iigowtOnuy tetow tn erddpdrn ehsineieeehi tesge bllheswoign bigntreeemadesa slthe rushlBaam ngse ngsileave

up..Wgowiareayheronn
nowti, Ctptrd td by Li?” d’Alcacem wf?” iniaitluwavoie . d by Liddi toutwcha ge hnddpssitioawp.p..Ieam tryi conodke pui oif,” h w” hewin d a s me done

up..Wgow?”Mryi conodke puih?” ttgoif?” up..Y sw”
up.”Ihethnddngs eim tforisun exa r
e
mr?” wf?” nd’Alcacemwp.p.”Wiysoot? It’Inmytreag eve. Doat ogrudgb it dg me, Mmwp.d’Alcacemw” up.”Uponimy worr I doat Butsis I
it da gurowi?”
up..Youa.adwavldot t totyourwcha ce.” up.D’Alcacemsaa ta she
m
oi int rnalvstrugg lwsH swf?” hnmn hiitthethgl itsirHe stell d by Liteate

“Mrs. Trehad come
meenhtit”tockademeier someesors of meexagus pom Jorghnsoaw Hiaaabwi one thh oip oioh sedongue
meeadvise d by Liddg go anyssesM

uMrs. Trewidsask g rdpsinteblankwwhethgl shiaaabwanyt nowtostell, hnm; butsbhor b he-coHe smato up eisnmiroethtovoie s oi invisiblaedseahithenupdineieeetreeewereshg Li reaortingings t nn
nowtiatneedf gwsTnnd c he daaastireme run”alrGeddhtifhelesid sstietntit”tockade. up.d by Li f He ngsidr ” tt ti airwtn hnheface, nge -rt oal exooislitbgg-stg drivseover ngs palisides ald,ssuay suy,ed twlagr–ec me tntg viewiwaer gre teblind
nowgl, abrsoi ttsiwr
nkseasu,facee andtdhtifaintes proeoedttsiw sh r,siGerao
alrGeddhtishr b. AgrmYltitudeiai haldsww m
up to”shvdemngs eager”ey i, anop.exclamatioaswoigwonshosbu stsoutnfpom nanyi-eniat ngs sthe oieaitcrowd tiecanosse-ievariowissizidnin kindely loocloseThegethglp.waer ngs effeyt as f inieb lmowisrafg,eatl, a l w y aifwngsisid , -fgtetnEmmaw Tetiexcit lcvoie s rosethi ter
andtnigherwsThprea. hitoondoubtnaboutgTe gga’r bei coon tet lagr–. But
w ahtwaIlmJorghnsoahabout? ThpnEmma lay wsTif abanioredsby hdmske per anop.eericrew, weilehngsi-rb tiemixeo bo tsks bmehIto besmeditat nowale attack

up.F lo ll hnddaet rm r ti–onodke puih?” ttgoifThe nhtov ry”lteme aossiblanmoe m,wd by Li coHe soot def
d hnmn hi opom ies no oie .onshosanysfe L Weowie heJorghnsoahabout? F lsnnmoe mwd by Lit exp ctedwngsisid stietetnEmmasdoa.reatdotts hi infnuffs f smokd,p.bpwiaahagBas bmehIto erapsadwceoutsd oes proeoedasio dreach lof iisaearsw
up.Tetibo tskwh ee fry,” to closestT hywwereshano nokoif,
trg eolu b;wbueawhyddi tJorghnsoahoot ppwiaaheno mhaontiredhdsitat oa byoaevalleyeorstwo
-iemuf?”tryTif ?nlysover ngsiredhdads? Telo” tog teanguisdwtimhnddperplexnty d by Lidf pro, hnmn hi r te r nowtos ife,sdg merea ifeewitdotts s no oioprd e ws mrrtality,cHito anmaneewak redsopom iedg edbyoaentab inTt of breast. W alTdii inisnsil
c dtietetnEmmasmHi
?eC pe sshe tvvee be n,alreedy calri lcineieeef g? Butsd alie heenwnn abe.TSomde soundhdtieresidta cesmustiivldebe n,hg Li. No,otetibo tskiunokoife bec he at hywknewwwitdow ahtdesperate def c at hyweoHe smeet;e ws asrivpstJorghnsoahknewwv ry”well weowihea. hedoi ciby hold nof iisafird he nhtov ry”ltemnmoe
mwin sttingings crs. n,hg Ltse grow coe swaer ngs fsar tieanmurrerowisdisdh Lge d alieoHe sivldedto be facer Weowie hecemtrd t.ai ta “ngisaw sangs eim tforp.Berahab
toiopsn ngsigre tegate in stdair m ingo out,sdispHaylmhnddpsw r, swe p hilo” tog tifurthgl eld tienhsiSetaeem st, aesieoygTe gga’r def
c s,edo ahey o
c dfalo ll waer ngs absu,d
rtval ys-ies owintriguinowamow ur bo t-builderwsd by Lite redt eagerly”lew Li Berahab bu
“sywengswCh efsbusyalohe
nowacroex t of lagr–ehilo” tonnlrGedgl sssrestincoon tet sois shotoedastsop
nof slave He tere-rt
oal exoHito ancalv
no. Suay suy hsi stdgeenhtitlrGedgl sss. in asome reedy haldswc ” tt ahei
felleandasa,” top.d by Li:
up..No fihe .”p.p.”How do yherknow?tamutt medsd by Li,oastoundgd, up.”ThtrkwagthereHeempty-samptns l ngsid stet laay m,”esy,”p.Berahab
tn a justiaudiblanvoie . “Thtrkwistbaoetalkatetre.” up.”Talk?aIadoat dunshoslin ,”esy,” d by Li,oslowth. up.Bu
“Berahab
hadhte redsnuw LidhnddhereHeattenoa mreinTthotp
robes,awaer shs. n,palls hard gskull-cvpstoiopl it lcgraex,ewaeritpraygl bhedsogano nok pom ngtirptlidts,ain an air f sup mio itc lm nnTngiirpdarkh aces:idomptni–dnids isrdesperate days,smdnlmai blsoe ansiain noweimperle bablacinrngiirppiethcandttcsdom tiittruse l coHns llors. up..T iofweitpeman
ir bei cobetrayeh,”egsi-uto med noet ma.aeringse gre tesgmcdmposu, w up.D’Alcacem,suncdmprdhend
no,sw tn ehsd siscene:sd siM-stieFatp puzzl r andafi rcemHito andi
urbed
li–,winhfweitp-robednMoors,e ontimYltitudeiai half-nae lcbarbariwns, squayti ciby ngsigHns, stwgd wawby ngsilsop olaiwin d a tmmsbility f iniarranggd
dispHaywsH ssaw

“Mrs. Treoahieeeverwgdah tienhsipessoa Tr’t hiuse,sannaixiowisfigurectie ie.eitpescarfr-ad eerdh d. Mmwp.Mrs. Trew heoundoubtntog weakfaf glo isafi oiefevh no comde outside. Iftitae i I been f lstsow,sad
iit”.eitpsieoHe sivldedbeen th sihe oiesach ttcHlea as onv ry”mhe m
oi ngs catasieophgitthoch w s tg givs t mabrck no d sidl imsstietntire ife,satsd of cosh of ttcHlelivsofs meviul
mlysou
noietee woLli. D’Alcacemf hg Li d by Li ask looloudly
f lengsilrGedgl sssandssyweBerahab
mato anoign waer h sThald,swnhnehg-f He ngsieerthwseceiv eaitviul meblow pom hard ne th. Wnilehgsistaggemed noeitsd of ieavhns spHime-ad etsoheed tie iecrsshwin d a ltck of anrpoedtongue oiefltm ; aidsa nuay saag fulogloge felleallw, proet stunne d’Alcacem,sw o-behee swaer nerr lststimr n loosun, robbedlmai tts rays,sglow dulleandabrownit lo” tog tisombrsi-utktthon ithadhtak i aossessioaeaimtg euni. Tre. ThpnEmma hadeblown up; anop.w hnengs rrd toi shstt medseimb Trewidsmangledscorpsidnfall lo
tntg d twlagr–ehadecewsed, d sidloude f smokdogano nok-rt
oal ex
hard gg itdivihIsun casgmitsnshvdow ao rntnststiShr b oioRefugep.w h ee ll strifeehad come meeaaheno p.p.A gre tewaiwtimnerr lsasc roei pom ngtwSetaeem st andttaIlmsuccee seebyoaenrof pro sil c . Pdopl TcoHe bk se n,bolting in
hareaeoning ptnic ahey pom ieeehlusesdanidintootstifiee swtOne ontilagr–ehiesrafgstiebo ts hadebroker up.tSome
-iet ma.e
“grsn
no, tthgls ptddling aw ynin alliairdct oas. Weowie heHnfgit bovehwatHletietetnEmmashadebu stsinmhaaocleer fltm khard gg i shadow oienhtidloud, ngsigre tesmoky cloudengowiiunoksol,” anop.unouilr looabovehs ontopswoign foresh, visibla f lemilaiwup anop.Wownit twcoestsald tver ngs Sh llowiw up.Tetifi stsae soaetg recov rninsidehngsistockademe heBerahab h mn hiwsMecha icaluy hsi-uto med netiexclamatioawoigwonsho, “Goeedir gre t,”v ndslohe lcated by Li. Bu “d by Litasiadtwlook
nowatitc m. Thsidhockwoign exalosioaoh itrobbedmenmeofespeen anop.mrvee
mwsH sstaleoea as onEmmasblaziloiineaidistwgt anop.insignificwgt
fltm khard gg itoinis glhshadow oienhtidloud cre tseebyoJorghnsoa’ofmistrush aro contemp sf leg itdifeetiefen.p.Berahab te redsahey. Hnd op
nioaoh itcha gedwsH srey Liedsd by Liitoonl nggl heabetrayeheman butsd o effeyt w s thtos mp. He terf oonl nggl To-stieanyiimasrtalce.TWeowiBerahab realuy tantseenow
waIiig sd ad
iit”.eitptpdopl Tcleer ou
noietee lagr–e hesoone as aossibe.TPres uy hseorrerehsngsig tehso be t lownaopea iditnisnalmedsmhnepo med ll tott totaossessioaeaimtg eSetaeem stw datHleTe gga’r hlusesdwh eestaonTfird aro Berahab, shenw nowap.fi ry”pony,sisnuedtf ler
do m tota nriumphtisprogg ex su,roundgdedby gre tecrowd tiehea fenoandagu Liiw up.Teowiothe aiit”.eitptpdopl THnfgmtg estockademinenncorteoeslfgrtorn sbg Lers. . Mrs. Trehad t bk calri lcWownito tetibsach,p.w h eetwo -ieBerahab’Inw L-bo tskaw it lcngiirpdisti guisd dlmpaexe gurs.

“Mrs. Trepaexeo inlo” tog tig tehon a’Alcacem’sedarm. Her”facettasihalf veilei.aShtodovedsinlo” tog tihilonowti specyatorsadispHay lcineieeetorn lthe look nowslraihe bhor bp.eer. Berahab, stwgd wawin opo m
oi nngroup f hea fen,apretendgdedout”he s b tg “.eitptpdopl T s thtyww m
bywsWaer d by Lidhg
sh he hands,w-uto mingings usua
f lmYlas f fp
ldship;wandsti st eeshg Li ngsigre teweitpeman sey, .Youashad
nead seHemH agahe,”t hg-f He hmm nsbuy re eved. Berahab diswnot .a
mehe s b tgatitweitpeman
agahe,ebueaas eetresponded noet Tag exu b oiod by Li’oedhandthiaaa ta grvldosmile. up.”Godsalon knowaTtntwfurure,” h w” he.p.p.d by Litalked noet Tbsachsbichomn hi,rfee waTaaslraloemsto sll, fenoandaabanioredsby d eeAll-Know lo”God. By d
“dimeotstifi stitbo tewaer
. in

“Mrs. Treaa talreedy gotkahey out oiongs blsoe-red
lihe aiilownaby d eetorn aiwupingmht ater.sD’Alcacemf wn nd by Lidfallowebsin d a secoro. Pres uy d a darkhshvdem fe thh
creHk,ie debsin by d eeimpenetrab lgforesh, closedw, proe thhmain tet spHash tienhsiptddlaiwen oebsin d a stid,gasmp nir.p.p.”How do yheronn thisnawfuloaccid stae ppsned?” wf?” nd’Alcacem,p.w o-aabwbe insitt nokstl
m
bicd by Li’swside.p.p.”Wiamwthean
accid st?”esy,” d by Li waer gre teeffortw “W ora diswyhenhe L f sun
aronng? Accid st! Doat odi
urb me, Mmwp.d’AlcacemwoI tvvecjusticome brckwtos ifewaloiitaaseclosedwonimof colshosanysdarkd gg an ngsigrave itn hiws Legmme gee he da. . .tIitcaaI bHa gg ito proeoedahuman
voie wye .”p.p.p.p.VIIIp.p.An now, stoical ineieeecdldsanysdarkresdnids isrregs retu ifd,p.d by LihahItos is snnhe nhtovo ceatieWasub iel waTenmeJaffir’oedstr y. Teti?ld serwgg’s faceoexag exeo aenrof pro dejec ioaawnie thhrea. heinfinitiwsadresdnineieeeflow lo”mYto m ai hiofwoLiiw
up..Y s, byeAllah!tT hywweresad
iitre:sd
“dyrwg icaleTe gga,f ooisyalito anfool;ongsiRajah Htexim,eatruleT tcell ancoHntry;itDaman,atht aard looch ef,ain tet
hereHePaloemansstietntit”ea-robbersstT hywc me –sbo Liabolduy,ef leTuantJorghnsoahe f givsn thhmap rm ssioa,ain tetiremalkawai ta
“yhe, Tuan,aweresagr.id
loocaptiveeirgBerahab’Instockade.tT hywsa,” t hywhahIw it lit ll othe af lsnnmeexagustiapdaceo pom yhenoro pom Berahab. Bl t onprea. heoud Ge,candttceststifi sttoign of asdwt hywppwiout one ontilagr–eho m totfp ldswwaer TuantJorghnsoa;af l,wt hywsa,”,e yhe, Tuan,aweresasTif yheniv soot been,apossessiloooonmr b psw rp.d aneaideed man,atht mereaslavestietntseaslraloes.eitptpdopl ,f wn nBerahab’Inpessoa T.tT us Me ggaotalkei.mGodshadhtak i orge, hnmo ll wasdom andaad fe L And s on hsi-ustiivldeih?” ttghe terf safe weilehRajah Hteximain tet ledy Immadaaweres–sbo Li.wI tell, yheronhywsatsd ore-ineieeeoidsh of yourwsnemi s, captive! Tett ledy Immada,owaer her”facetcov rei, she redsnu hern hiwsT ehRajah uHass memado anoign nu Jaffirwin Jaffirwc me do slin bichod sid , in talked noehod loLiw Tetiss r h tcd. Itopea id nanyitietntitIllanunsecrowd lcngird he he Wowniat ngs gr-dreiha nweresinsid , g itohip. T hywhahInead seHneso mun alohtcinrngiirplivso.aJaffir, in hod loLi coHe shHa gpl isuy TuantJorghnsoahin Me ggaotalk lo
hegethgl. Me ggaodisdderwadoloudly
in hod woLdre.hgthee woLdrlmtimandoomed man,af lshde.ereask looTuantJorghnsoahtg givs up tg edarmsdanidev ryd no d alie he–sbo Li ine Emmasdoahnmn hi andanuitDamanw And s on, h w” he, ‘Weashad fihe Berahab
andtmak grfp
ldswwaer tntseaslraloes.eitptpdopl bicbeivlilo”g erowily”lee thhmain sttingingsmw” h ahey unhalmedsmhaontireownacoHntrywsWeitWo I .a
mehgsmwetre. Yhe,oTuantJorghnsoa,nar sthe ?nlysweitpessne I car efnrw’ T hywhg Li TuantJorghnsoahsayste Me gga: ‘Now yhegravldotld medev ryd
no d trkwistin yhelemind youaaabwbeytHlegsa asir b wcekyhertfp ldswin r te rot-mr roww’ An Me ggaowf?” : ‘Why!ieoHe syouafihe me
do-mr row rathgl d anedive nanyidays inlmpdaceowce mH?’eandthial ” t r andasl ,pedihnddheihew And TuanlmJorghnsoahanswgled: up..’No,oI wo I
fihe syou. Bu
” v naaospidglewadwgivs t eflyidimeedto saysitsnpraygls.’ up..TuantJorghnsoa’Invoie wsoundgdtv ry”slraloes ndsloudgl d aneev rlmwgybodytivd ig Li i bhor b. OhRajah Laut,sJaffirwin tg “.eitpf maa-aabwbe inw it Ge,cigo,w ll othe af lssom toign pom yhe;ea sio dft bd or anoignal-ft b,
lihe edsmhastee gthenaontirehg Lts.p.Tgsreaaabwbe inoud Ge.gRajah Htexim,eweisp r
no,eorrerehsJaffir, tott tottstifi sttopasrtunity tohleap tverbo Li in takd he yhegraisnmeexagustiafp ldshipoandagsoe-bye. D,” t heRajah andtJaffir, kouwgwhowie hecom no? Who-can nell? But
w ahtelseTcoHe stnhywseep.d anec lasitydfalo ll Wajo sHn,ew atead TuantJorghnsoahe emadof up eisnmiroetundo?TJaffirTag pa bd he obey hod loLi,candtye waeritso manyisnemi s’ebo ts ingmht aterehg-di toutwonn hes.oHe grev r rsach g itohr b; aidsas he yhern hishde.ereoutwowiao xu bp.d alTyoua.ereastid
adive. But hensa,” oot
nokoiatnisamocnisedRajah. Nobodyte heHook nowontirehey. JaffirTag exeo hod loLi’oedhandtnoehod breast andttaiteo hod opasrtunityw Tetifogabhg-stg blsw ahey ws ares
uy ev ryd
no .eredisclosedwhe nhtosihe .lmJorghnsoahe he–siisafeet,shde.erehold noeatl,he edsciy L bey; bef iisafi gurs. Te ggaow hesitt nokin opo
m
oi h m
on o- eoign itcaairs tg “.eitptpdopl Te eusedw Hnd fallowelsewh eeag exino round a m,wwaer Daman
ws S
ot,sw o-wh eemutt m
lo
tncwgtatioas;danidev ngmht Paloemansse emovedsclose no d sedhatcdhey.eJaffir’otopasrtunity had come
but henlingemed bywngsedsid stieiisaRajah. Ineieeecleer air nhtosuaeshrneowce gre tedf rcew TuantJorghnsoahlohe lcl cesmo b hew Li Berahab’Instockade,f OhRajah Laut! Butsd prea. heoud Gesd pre,ioot ev nea
fltg
dispHay d ta
“iv soot beensd preabhor b. JaffirTlohe lchialTway,edtoo, aidsas hdele redsetsoheed h ssaw TuantJorghnsoa,ninTt of oidsh of tw my spear-blides ngalTdoHe stn inihestantiivldebe n driv nad noehod breast,Iputgd twciy L tn hnhesheth aidsjump Wown, g ithatcdhey.eAtsd alimhe m
Rajah Hteximagave JaffirwiIpustgrtew Li ineisid sin Jaffirwleapehs-verbo Li.p.p.”He tasistid ingmht aterew hnead
iit”.oLli .eredarkdnedw, proe hnmo ssifsd ptdifeetienhtosuaeaabwbe inblown out oioit iniaitcrssh. Angre tewave c me alrGedandttaIhedmenmeoaeshr b,oweilelmpiecsswoigwood, troa,ain tet limbiwtienorn menowh eespHashino round a m
ingmht ater. Hssmanaggdsnuecrswl
-ut oiongsisui.p.Som d
nokivd iitmnimgwhilehgsitasiswimmiGedandthdeih?” ttghee .oHe die. But difeeouilreiinriimw Hiaaabwnnmeexagusforayou. F le i lrGeddime h sthnti–ecrswlinokhard gg itbigntreehe–siisahandsp.in knees,of leg irkwistnoeresgmf lsnnmeexe gurttid ngenmeexaguedir dediverebwsA
l stehg-found a mn hi on tet
lnfgmbankwoign itcreHk.p.p.An stid
hg-f He difeeouilinriimw Sohgsistar edsmhaswnmo croex,edf rTif yhenwore-ineieissworld yhenwore-on tet ttcHleside. Weilelmhe swam
hg-f He h sadtee gthaabanior waTenm. Hssmanaggdsnu cramb lgoahtg iedgift
no logs ndslays– it lito rneow oeis deed,edtid weeauoseah m
d noeo- eoigour bo tsw”
up.Wasub cewsedw ItseemehIto d by Liteateitr.ai imasssibla f lp.mrrtaleman mhasuffsrumr b teanaaeasuffsrebsin d a succee ino mhe
m
oi sil
c dcrowd lcby d eemuteeimaggs as f uni. Tralitdedteuctl–. Hiaf He hnmn hi gtne do piecsswad ih?” t nhtoviul
mt expressioaeaimJorghnsoa’Ind nolerab lgmistrush of nesidifeetiefenithadhshstt medsh sadoul,-leaviGeriisabodytrobbedmtimalispsw rsoiit, sidta cesandmtimalisfortitude,ra areydfalevh no irfinitigr esorsesaniderol ex regretiw up..Levldeme,rWasub,” h w” he. .T oy argballia ad–butsIs.oHe grsle pw” up.Wasub ry,seds isrdumbaold ey i
mhaontieitpessn’s face.
up..Tuan,aieaistnec sdary ta
“yhe”shoHe shd L Jaffir,” h w” he,lmpat ltth.
up.”Ihegs gr
nowtosdie?” wf?” nd by Lidineailow, cautiowisdone aIlmng?” t hekwh ee fry,” tienhtos proeoedh seownnvoie . up.”W o can nell?”rWasub’Invoie wsoundgdtmr b pat lt d aneev r.p.”Thtrkwistnoew proeonwh sebody but, OhTuan,ahg-dossenot .isdwnu
dive.”
up.”Abanioredsby h seGod,tamutt medsd by Lisdoahnmn hi. up.Wasub taiteo atl, a l bhor b he-w st nn,o.Ald,sTuan,ahg-h heaedmeexagusforayou.” up.”OfecderwawsWed,gIadoat d.a
mehe hd L i .”p.p.”Itm seopom d ?si w o-wid nead speakfhe yhe agahe,”rWasubedae sev rei, saoly “Itm seingre tetrush. AnRajah’seownnwoLiiw Itedir difficultsforaJaffirwto die. Hedke phe–smutt m lonaboutga
rtno d alie heforayou,ain teowihea stdp ssstuy ai hiofcar w Itede heagre tetalisssn!”
up..Y sw Butsitrdiswnot .or thisndimew An if I go anystell Jaffir, whydheawcd b ab lgtostelleiisaRajah, OhWasub,soincehyhe”sayedhialThkwistgr nowtosdie.a. . .tIgwonshosw h eet hywwcd meet,” h itmutt medsdoahnmn hi.
up.O
cesmo b Wasub ry,seds isrey i
mhad by Li’owftcaws”PahadisesiIlmngsilotmtimalisTrue Ber evers,” h wthosp rpo, ft minriisastmpu faaerw
up.Tetimanewhode wbe inunioreebyoaegl,mpsad-fePahadiseiexcha gedsat nrof pro he tceststi?ld Mal y. Tet o twgotkupwtOnseii paexaguedmhaontiss r h tcdwsdwt h commandHletietetnbrignm d noeonHeonTt of aecks, wsTiimalismankindde wgivsn h m
upiexceptutntwld manewhot nrec dodeenmeandthialTttcHlessn dyiwawin d a deepsni cstwcdi tt,p.w o-e heawait Geriisacom
no. Below, in d a lthe oienhtgh tcdwsd,lmhe saw ahyheGerCaHash waer broalcyellowgfacetin hod wioy haireddtick Gerup inedtiff .ispddhero” tog tiflddnids isedhdad-kdrn ef,ahold noeanieerthenwvLt ater-ja no d silipdaoiitJaffirwextenoeoeonwh sebackaonTa ail oiom ts p.p.A languidarol oienhtgalreedy glszedrey balis, w mereastirsoiitbl ck andstiitewiaenhtig th m londuskhshowebsta
“ngsifaaerfuledmeexe gurttiaprinces-e heawareetienhtopres ce oign manewhode f beHneso lrGedkouwn toeenmeand hnddpdopl Tas tg “K nowtiatne Sea

ud by LikneltsdownacloseThe Jaffir’otoeab, thoch roleo atl, a lgr pom sidehnoisid sin thenabec ma stid,gstar nowateabe edtiet of upper aeckwsd by Libe meiisaear no d sidarkhlipdws”Dediver yheritmeexagu” h w” hewin a”g aeeedone

up..T ehRajah .isdedsdoahoe syhe haloil cesmo b,” thosp rpo Jaffir, soifaintex tn Td by LihahItosgue aTtntwwoLdrerathgl d anehd Le thhm “I w s tg telleyou,” he-w st nn–aldnsto,pedisuay suy.p.p.”Wiamwwh eeyherog telleme?” up..Toif lgee ev ryd
no,”esy,” Jaffirwwaer loudeeffort wsTiiitbgg nn
nowi lrGedspeen . Af glohialThkwsa,” oot nokmr b tidt d by Lim to med,o.An tet
ledy Immada?”
up.Jaffirwcolectedw ll hndddtee gth. “ShtohopHdooonmr b,” h itutt med,adisti ctly “T ehorrerwc me do hhosw il she she red,grv ilei, wpa twsI-dis I ev nes b her”faces”p.p.d by Liswayed tver ngs dyiwawman se hd viex tn
TWasub,sotwgd wa
neer by,-h h snolknoec tcdenmebywngsisois sho. JaffirTseemehp.unawareetiennyt no,sandsthnti–estar
nowatetetnb e.
up..Caeeyhenhe L me,rO Jaffir?” wf?” nd by Liwp.p..Iehe L ” up.”I nead habwnge r
no. Who-coHe sbr
no it dg me?”
up..Weagave it
mhaontieitpeoman–maykJe annum
b cHlelot!”
up..No! Itshad
beimy lot,”esy,” d by Li waer aespnir nok rce,p.w il Wasub ry,sedsboekhnddhandein disssy “F l,w is sn,p.Jaffir, ifeshiaaabwgivsn thh r
nowtosmeiit.oHe sivld beensdoeonHedhialT.eredumb,edeaf,ain robbedmtimaliscourage ” up.Itr.ai imasssibla to sayswhethgl JaffirTivd ig Li. Hssmadenoe sound,sd prea. heouwcha ge inriisaawfulostale,ebut hiofnroreebodyp.mrvedkhard gg itcottoaesh std ssifsde getifurthgl ahey pom ieeitweitpemanwsd by Ligotkupeslowth andtmak waTaasign nu Wasub ioe resrd sw h eegsitas,ww m
up on aeck tcell giv
looanttcHl
glalce no d sidyiwawman. Agrd oitseemehIto enmehialThkwe h psy
nowd siquar er-aeck timandes rtedwohip. T himYlatmhastew Li,itw tn nowd ro” tog ticrackwoign pantryido l,”sywengswCtptrd stwggemdintootsticuayh
andtflino-no d sidoorcbehind a m
waer itcrssh. F lsmr b teanaanehhe nobodytapproachebsta “closedwdooredtid
Car eracom
no Wownit twcomptni–ostairs spokdotcell t stt mptirg toiopsn it p.p.”Areayheronpre,isir?” T hianswgl, .Youamaykcome he,”rcomfs tddlmngsiyheGerman
bysitsnsieonodg eona
ce. He t
m
iawp.p..Well?”p.p..JaffirTis deedwsTnnd moe m. Ieih?” ttgyhenwoHe s.a
mehe kouws”p.p.d by Lilohe lcae sis sntex teCar er, onn nowngowioow Jaffir, was deedsd prea. heouworeelnfgmon tet empty-eerthwto speakfhe a ma a worr tiereproach;eouworeehe kouwenhtigre tresdnids is tntentioas,otetiboroeoedfidedity bey; beeenmeand Hteximain p.Immada,od a deptdwtimhnddaffeyti–of leg oseTpdopl , ieeitea restresdnids is visioas,oin tet unboundgdttrush hialT.ere is rew Li. By d ssmadTscorn of Jorghnsoahfltm Gerup agahest d sidifeedtiefen,sad
iiisaw sa ssifsitwhahInead beenw Ite wbecome a
secre loce lcup ineh seownnbreast falevh

up..Tell Wasub ioiopsn o- eoign lrGe-clotdwbalaiwin d a hoe , Mmwp.Car er, andagivs t ecrew ancottoaesh stdt burichom aecsntexa accorhirg toiontirefaaerw Legmi bh doreehe-nthe s T hyw-ustiivldlmngsibo ts,iigowtI supposeet hywwcd .a
mehe takd enmeoaengsedsandbank.”
up..Y s,isir,”esy,” Car erw
up..Lemehgsmwevld wa
“ngsy tant,ispides,etorn ai. .t .t .tWasubedwcd n nt
thh r
he .oLiiw PahadisesiI ngsilotmtimalisTruep.Ber evers. De yhe unshoslin me, Mmw Car er? Pahadise!tIgwonshoitweateitr.cd b f lsh m! Ual exohe geesnmeexagusknoec rry talo” tgrtstijungle, avoid noeambush s,iswimmiGedinedtormsdanidknow lo”noe rest,shde.oat dlito i .”p.p.Car eraHis snolkwaer a unmrvedkftcawsItseemehIto enmehialTngsedCtptrd te itf rgot snnhiofnres ce p.p.”Andaad
tstidime h
stcd
b sle pincoon teatssandbank,”ed by Liitbhg-sagahe,esitt nokin h seoe salacethard gg itgiHe nghard boltIlmsuspended tver etsoheed tie iisaelbowrTingmht tablacand hndedhandsatotnisnt mplai. “Iftiisy tanteabo Lisdoastaup alTngsedgrave lemehgsmwevld a piecsi f inioakfplank.TI will stayedhipre–tid ngennexlimhnsr–. Psrivps.”p.p.Car eraf He uncdmfs tablacbeor b ngalTn no stale thoch jushgrm ssodeenmeandtin ngalTdorfinedscabinseemehIawfulod oitslmpierciGedandtfar-oifTexpressioaw Butsas hdeiv soot beensdiss ssodlmhe diswnot ito sg go ahey.p.p.”Ev ryd no .cd
b done aIgyhenwisdwit, sir,” h w” he. “Iitsupposeet h yachtr.cd b leaviGerngsifi stsd
nowto-mr rowp.mrrn
no,ssir “
up.”Ifeshiadoes I
wsi-ustigivs h r a sol,” sio dorstwo toedivenehdmf up–eh, Mmw Car er?”p.p.Car eradiswnot kouwgwhethgl noosmiledorste he hr rifi i. Ineieelm dehg-di tboe,ebueaas to sayiGedanyd
no hg-found itedimaossibe.TBu
“d by Lidiswnot exp ctsannaiswglwp.p..Iebe eve yhe ars gr
nowtosstayowce mH, Mmw Car er?”p.p..Ietoe syhe, sir, Ieam yheleminihf yhenwanteme.” up.”Tht tr?”b lsiI, Mmw Car er,-teateIeam oonl nggl n manedoa.hge, yhe”spokdoteowiothe ad oCarimata.” up.”NeitcHleam I, sir, in a”ssnn r ofespeak was”p.p.d by Li, reaxiGerngsin no resdnids is stale,elohe lcatengsiyheGef maa,eih?” ttfudy.p.p.”Af gload,gieaisttetnbrignhialT.cd .a
meyou. Sh
stcd
nev rlmcha gew Tetifinesgmcrafgsafloatcinrngise seas. Sh stcd
c rry meedaboutgaseshiadi tbeor b,ebuea. . .” up.Htounclaspedkhnddhand,emado anowe pincogustu, w up.Car eragvldeallkhnddnaivs symptthyeto ta “manewhode wcemtrd exa rescue tg “.eitptpdopl butseemehIto eave losh h seownndoul inlmnhtgatt mptw Car ertivd ig Li som d
no pom Wasubw Hiaaabwmadof ll e no” tooiatnisastr y pom ieee?ld serwgg’s pidgineEnglisdwnu know ta
“ngsiCtptrd ‘ddnativeefp
lds, o- eoign m a wsmaa,ee f p r
s ehsineaimyst miowiscatasieophg. Butsd pawhydoioit, andahowp.it c me about,sresrd e stid
quitewiacdmprdhensibla to enm. Off couTre,c To-s ito s siCtptrd nwoHe sfeemnerriblykcutkupwtw w w up..Youa.adwb sr–eyhern hisagahe,esir,” h w” hewin d a kindeeme aossiblandone

up.Wceststis me
stmpuicnty d by Lidsh he htsoheed He tereonn no, -fgtetndeedsJaffirwwaer hod ltemnmeexagusdedivereb andaHntr?”b ldedouwebyoad ngestim tt mswoign eerthw Hiaaabwbeensorrerehsnee telleiim to f lgee ev ryd no.Td by LihahIinihew Lidshuay m. Inlmnhtgdisssynids is iearts mthe aivld be evedkhod briowtos ie hard gg itv ry”w
nowtiatne A gewtimD eolatioa–soioppressive, sop.final, andahopel exoseemehItstisil c dina. in ah andaCar eritlrhe lcatesach ttcHl,wwastfudy.p.p.d by Lirsachedmf lsnnsh stdoioprper am ngse sev ral lyincoon tedlmnabla,iigokaup atpdn,ahgsitatedkanmoe m,win thenawrote:
up..Meegmme ahtday-bre k -n d a s ndbank.” up.Hiaaddg exeo n envelopewtos

“Mrs. Tr, YachtrH rm t, anop.pustehnieaicroex t o tablaw up..Seno mh seo-sbo Li ine sch hnHlea ao c ,-Mmw Car er.tWaitga
moe
m. Whenaour bo tsdsh vestifsf leg its ndbankiivldeiheedf recasglsigHndft bd.tIgwa mehe kouw w hnengahtdeed man-h heHnfgitngsisoip.” up.Hiasowiaoen ,glean
Geriisaheed –siisahand,w is sn
no,s is sn
nolm
dl exuy,ef lethh reaortwtiatne gHn. WoHe sttInead come? Whenp.it c me a
l stemuffled,adistant,iwaer slthe dhockwtelo” tog tlmbodyttietetnbrignhh resrd e stid waer h sTheed lean
Ger–siisedhandtbutswaer aadisti ctTdorvictioa,gwaer a alosshtphysicalitcertitude,rngahthard gg itcottoaesh stdshroudiGerngsideed mane som d no
oi h mn hi,rtoo, hed lefgmtg esoip.p.p.p.p.IXp.p.Ineairogeyscabin,ifurn s ehsandtf, ablkwaer use rercomfs t, Mmwp.Mrs. Trereaos lcatesasedineailow bed-alacethard g souwy”.eitpf sh std ndeatl,he isilktcov rlet,sh sTheed sunkitn a weitptpillow, -fgexlrese purityw A faintesc rtwtialaveard giulonaboutgngsifg eh dinenw Tg?” t lyincoon h sebackalito anae soaew oeis s miowiexa id

. Mrs. Tree heconsciowistiaoot
nokworsesd aneaigre tedfatigue.
. Mrs. Tr’eresgfudresdnhadhsom d
no aintexittriumpht
m
ia i . Toifind a mn hi agaheeo-sbo Li h seyachtre f sr-thedkhod vanity andde wrevivedkhod s no oioh seownedimasrtalce.THe contemplae l itiineaidistwgt ae sp ctive, resgorpoedtositsnproper su,roundinosoandaHnaffeytedsby aneadveatu, rtoot extraorhirary to tr?”b lsa sup mio nmiroeo nev ngmo resrd inlmen ‘ofmesorydfalo ny le gthatietimp. He ter no dresponsibe.TLikpf maayi-eniambitiowistiaairdct Gerngsiaffairs timannat
oa,rMmwp.Mrs. Tredislitoi ine s no oioresponsibility. He toHe soot tvvee be n,abovehevad no it in cao oioneer,sbutswaer p rve seitlrftiresd hh realuy,kin h seieart,Tscorn l it.sT al w s thta reasoaew yshde.ereabla to iecateresgmaniderjoy ies no oie r te r nowvigour. But hendi toutwca eemuchehe talktaIgyet, anop.hialT.erew yststisil c dinatstistateroge hed lase l f lshhern.p.Tetibulkheed lsmp aa ta gre insilkhshvde.TI w heennec sdary tsa admigmf lsnnmhe m
n exidtncadoioimpud
cedorsruffianism. Agrdiscr stdkouce nowateg itcabindoorcsoundgdtdef rential.p.p.

“Mrs. Tregotkupehe s b whowie hetantse,win r te rblkwaerll t utt m lonasoingltwwoLd no d sifold
noearmcaairebywngsisid stieg tlmbed-alace,gwaer a envelopewin eerdhandstiin asheetoreiopsn inlmnhtggre iisdwlthe s . Mrs. Treresrd e i cumiowisbut hiofwifeedhandehIto enme a unfold dtsh stdoioprper . in ah coroesc roei tsa hoe supehe isrey i.TI contrd e ?nlysona ltn eoigwrit Ge. Hee leynn paper”fal onit twcov rletsandsthnti–ereaos noeaslmbeor b. I w heasoickessn’s reaos .

“Mrs. Treinatstiarmcaair,p.waer eerdhandrTingmht arm-resgs, aa ta grealTdignity f iltitudewp.p..Ietnteniddg go,”eleeedecla bd af gloaidimew p..Youatnteniddg go,”ereae tsee
. Mrs. Treineaifeebla,idediberate
voie . “Realuy,kitadoes I
m tt mswa
“yhe”decidehnoidowsAl
iiisedir ofesotl, a l imasrtalce.TItseemswtosmeita “ngsrercan
benoe aossiblanobjec .”
up.”Psrivpstout,”eleeeadmigtbd.t”Bueadoat dyheronn thalTngsedutt mosshtferth noeshoHe salways
b paid?”p.p.
. Mrs. Tr’eheed roleo tver ingmht pillow andagvld a cov rtexitscareo he ah hialToutspoker wsmaaw Butsitrroleo backaagahee tedansiain d pawhola man-resrd e ptexive, nge v ry”embodie m
oilmhelpl exoexh useioaw

“Mrs. Trenot
cehsngis,oin habwnge
haexp ctedwimpressioaeteate
. Mrs. Tree heoutwsotid
asogip.lrhe l.t”H ‘ofmak
nowont mosh of it.sIt’Ina
m tt mstiaaiplsmacy,”t sheeth?” tt. Sh sih?” ttgiiisawcell troay,kb, abrn ex, oreddisgush. Osuy hsrsieartssankwatl, a l lowel andashg-f He ngatss of coHe soot resrd ineg itcabintcests
“manef lethh rest oiongs
ev n
Ge. F lo ll dife–y i! Butsoot f lstsow ev n Ge.p.p.”It’sastmpuyimhnstr?”s,tamuto med n man,ew o-e steitcHlev ryeddiplsmat cdorsv ry”exh use d, tneailanguidassnn r. “Thtrkwisf som d no abb lmal ineyou.”
up.

“Mrs. Tregotkupeswiftth.
up.”O- ecomesaicroex mhnstr?”s nhngs. BueaIaaexu b yheronatmtimalie ontimhnsterreiha nwai onswa
“yhe”toHe scao
a b lmal exidtncae ontiona Iaag mosh isnt diowin exw A mercil exoohnsterkwaerll t t sthdorsclawi.TImast mwsHorrible!”
up.Sh
sHnfgmtg estateroge, vanis
no
out oioit tcesooisel ex
g eolu ioaw Nospsw rsonieerth-coHe shvvedkept hglein”ngsrerf lp.anttcHlnmirutH. On aeck shg-found nnmhoal exoothe awaer aavelvetxittepidrfee waTinatstiair, andainatstiskyna m ssstieblurr dt stardi tt,s ito s sitarn s ehst
Gsewtima worn-out,sv ry”oe ,grv ry t diowi ft mae m. T h usua
r?”ttn eoign yachtre ebe n
alreedy g eumed, d siawninosohadebeHnestretn ed af , a sol,tary round lsmp aa tbe n,hulonas usua
hard gg itsrd
boge. Out oiongs
deepogloge behind it d’Alcacem,si lrGe,elohsesfigure,elou gedsinlmnhtgdimtl,he iicroex t o aeckwsD’Alcacemsaa tgotkpromptex inlmnouchetceststistr b oiociy LeytHd hh owebsto d siGov rn lp.G eral’sag
erosityw A l rge,Ipulsat
nowsparkhgloweb,a idum r tinodg duy d a deoign of hod lipdahard gg itfineidark mouseache,
tstidip oioh senore,chod leanechin.sD’Alcacemf reproached hnmn hi oalo nahawontseel,he -ieartedwesdtthon re f srmehuwatak i aossessioaeaimiimw Hiaaabwnot exp p lcebsta
“sors, -fgfee waTforayearswsReprdhensibla ahei was hdediswnot .a
mlmwgyt
nowtosdi
urb itw Butsas hdecoHe soot runkahey op suy orge,

“Mrs. Treaeeadvalcebsto
meet hglwp.p..Iedoahope youaaaveeoud Gesdg telleme,” h w” hewwitdow nmnicalitea restresdwp.p..I? No! Have yhe?”
up.Hiaaexu bd hsrsieaaabwnot, ws aroffsrebsanrpqus ws”Doat dlee hee tellesach ttcHleanyt
no,s

“Mrs. Tr. Doat olee heronn oilmanyt
no.tIgbe eve
itr.cd
b tetnbest wayste
gee tver ngs
ev n
Ge.”sThprea. h realnaixiethcin h sejestincodone

up..V ry”well,”

“Mrs. Treaexe e d, s miowiex.t”Bueain ngalTdas itw aaabwbeytHleoot resrd hegethgl.” Sh
swf?” ,wt on, d’Alcacem tsa g bklow andasit tces . Mrs. Treeho-dis I
ito sg beeHnfgit oen . “Th?” t he,rtoo, does I seemedoa.a
mehe bdotldlmanyt
no,”eleeeaddgd, pa bnt oticaluy,sandsthnti–:t”BueaIi-ustf wf?hyhe”som d no else,-Mmw d’AlcacemwoI proposeThe sitsdownainlmnhisacaaireandagsThe sle p–if I caaw WilleyoukpromiseThe cao meedaboutgfivseo’cloce?oI pref r out”he speakfhe anyitnHeonTaeck,f wn ,smr btver, I caattrush you.” up.Hsibowebsin sil
c dandsthntiahey slowth.s

“Mrs. Tr, te r
nop.eerioeab, pdrneivedkaesieadytl,he iitetetnbrig’seyard-arm,ev ryedbr he am ng s sitarn
s ehsstars. Sh
stalked afgsanilohe lcov rp.d sitaffry,l. I w heexactlys ito s alTttcHlenthe s Shtohahiitexp ctedwne hd L pres uy d a low, ripp waTo proeoedan
advalc waTbo t. Butsd pauni. Tre-resrd e tcell ano pro. Whenp.leeea l stedro,pediintootstiaeck caaireshde.ereabeolu bex teieelm de f herspsw rsoieonn
no “I supposeet at’r hlwit twcoardmredt managgste gee som tole p ingmht nihe bhor b
n executioa,tasgsedsaidsnu hern hisnnmhe m
bhor b her”ey lidseclosedw ssifshard g e leay sahand. up.Sh
swoto up,owaer her”facetwe waer tears,aout oioaavivihIdg e, -fgd by Lidinecaain-m h almowreandavagubuy recall looaaCrusadem,p.butsba b-ieadehsandtwalki coahey pom hglein”ngs deptdseoedan imasssibla landrcapes Shtohulri lclnknoec tcdupewaer h mebueaaedhilonowtitbarbariwnswwaer eb lmowisle bansec me bey; been m ate ontilaemnmoe
mwin she losh sihe oieh mefalevh ineieeeflulrylmtimangh h lyts nd-dtorm.TWeowifr he snolkcHlnmosl w s thatss of iv soot beensabla to s b hiskftcawsItw s thtn thatss oabhg-stg cryr-ad eerdh LidfatH. Whenash
swoto uprngsin alsewh eestidt rol
no Wownieericheekswin she pdrneivedkin d a lthe oienhtf aeck-lsmp d’Alcacem wrg eteo atl, a l w y aif

up..Diswyhenhvldot speakfhe me?”eleeeaf?” . up..No,”esy,” d’Alcacemwo.Youadis I
givs meetimp. WhenaI c me
asedfarTas tgix Iefalc er I ig Li yhe”sobb no.tItsmustiivldebe n,af aelusioaw”
up.”Oh,ioo.sy”facetisawe ye . I w heasdg ewtI supposeeieaistfivslmt’cloce.sT an?hyhe”forcbe waTo IpunctuawoI tvvecsom d no noidolmbeor b sunrise.”
up.D’Alcacemsmrvedkng Ler “I kouws Yhe tvvecdecidedsnu ke puan appsintmhnti–ed a s ndbank. Yhe giusbanysdis I utt m tw
mye .ordein ad
ngestihhern
but henmanaggdsnuetelleme thatspiecsi f newsw”
up.”IeshoHe I
ivldeih?” tt,”eleeem to med,ovagubuy.p.p.”He tantseeme do unshoslin teateitriv soo imasrtalce,”eltatedp.d’Alcacem tneaiv ry”s miowisdone

up..Y sw H knowaTweowiheaisntalki coabout,”esy,”

“Mrs. Treinlmsucr b, abrsdone aIwtosdicansirt d’Alcacemmf lsnnmhe m. “Iitdoat dsd asoingltwdoul
aboutgngsiaecks,”

“Mrs. Trecontinueb,a alosshtairdctuy.p.p.”T itv ry”w tcd-eniaresasle p,”esy,” d’Alcacemw up.”Thtrkwiheoud
Gessecre ineieissexp dit
oa,rbutsIspref r out”heitc ll anyitnH. Psrivps”yhe”toHe I mind auoiwawmestifsyhern hi
tnaour smad
bo t.”
up.ItrseemehIto eglohialTd’Alcacemmshowebssom thdsitat oas Sht
added: “Itmh heouwimasrtalce, yherknow.” up.Hsibowebshnddaexe e ws arec dodeeeradownit twsid sin sil c w
uWhenash
se e med n bo teieaaabwine sculls reedy anysdirdctuyp.leeesowiWownieedsh ved aif
I w heo Idarkhyee ngatsbutsf lethhedbr h’seyard-arm lthe hdecoHe soot hvvedkept hir dirdct oa. Hee auoseaaiv ry”dediberatensieoke,elohe no
over etsosois shogr ppqusltth. I w he

“Mrs. Treeho-sywefi stsdtifaintegltamm fe thh uncdvereb s ndspiti–ed a bl ck,
quie wa erw
up..Atl, a l mo b he d a lnfg,”eleee” he. “No,otetittcHlew y .t .t .p.. D’Alcacemsobeyodeeeradirdct
oassbut hiofsieoke grew ev ngrslsw rsd anebeor b. Shtospokdoagahews”Doat dyheronn thalTngsedutt mosshtferth noeshoHe salways
b paid,-Mmw d’Alcacem?”
up.D’Alcacemsglalced
over etsosois sho,wt on: “ItmwoHe bk ontionuyp.honourab l w yw Butsitrssynb c Li. Toodh Lidforaour commone fe Lfulohg Lts.” up.”Ieammag pa bd falo nyt
no.”
up.Hsicewsed auoiwawf lsnnmhe
m
.t .t .t”Anyd
no d alissynbedf proeonwassandbank,”e

“Mrs. Treehnti–.t”Onaanearib,a insignificwgt,sandsdes rtedwo ndbank.” up.D’Alcacemsgvldeiwofsieokeswin cewsed agahew up.”Thtrkwiheroge f lsnnwhola world f suffsrincoon assandbank,rf lp.ad ngenb, abrn exwin r xe ee
mwihuman
doul
ssynb mado heitfee.”
up..Y s,iI supposeeyhe”toHe sknow,”eleeethosp rpo whilehgsigvld at steoke orstwo ndeagaheeglalced
over etsosois sho.aShtod to mede thh .ord:
up..B, abrn ex, r xe ee
m,”v ndsnnmhe
m
af glw Libec me
awareetie thh
kee oienhtgbo terunn
nowupi–ed a s ndw Butsshiadi I
move,f wn nd’Alcacem,stoo, resrd e se tseeingmht thwartstceststiblideslmtimetsosculls ry,seds ssifsreedy tosdro,en m ano backanhtgdinghyf ll eintoodeepoatere “ngsifi sttoign.p.p.

“Mrs. Tremadenotoign,rbutsleeeaf?” ,sabruptex: “Mmwp.d’Alcacem, do yheronn Ishad ead come back?”
up.Hirsdone seemehIto enmeho l ck oincerityw But w o-coHe stell weowlmnhisaabruptn exwcdvereb–oincers fsar tr mereavanity? Heeaf?” , hnmn hi whethgl shde.erepHay looaapa t f lsh s
b nef t, oraonuyp.f lshdrn hi.
up.”Iadoat donn yherquitewunshoslin tetwsituat oa,rMm
“Mrs. Tr.e I doat donn yherevld a cleer id a,teitcHletimetsostmpuicnty lp.ids is visioaary’Inpesde.” up.Sh
sih?” tt, contemp uowiex,ita
“ngsrerwore-oteglohiinosothon itd’Alcacemmdi I kouw in surr nrerehsnesa nuay satemp atioawheitenl,he eeeenmeatl, a lw p..Youaf lgee hiofcapsy
tydfaloptexioahin hialThtsostmpuicntyitdoes I kouw itsnownndtee gth.”
up.Tetrea. heouwmistak
nowont oincerity oienhalis to m. “Shtohasedf He hm,”vd’Alcacemmsaidsnu hnmn hi waer abeolu b certitude. Hee wonshoedsti s,sw h e,ahow, onswa “occaxioa?e

“Mrs. Trestsodf up inatstistbrntsh stsisuay suy wn nd’Alcacemwleapehs–ed a s ndedtoshelpeeera-ut oiongsibo t.p.p.”H i I IwbeytHleha g
aboutggird he takd yherbackaagahe?” h itsuggese d, as hde stdgeeeerdhandw p..Youamust I !”eleeeexclaimse,winxiowiex.t”Youamust r te rotTngsedyacht.sThprea.cd b pl
my tialthe ad oanttcHlnhour. Istcd
comuedmhaonis spot andttaveimy handkdrn ef w hneIa.a mehe bdotak ip.idf.”
up.Atsd tirefeegmtg eso llowoateresleptenrof proex,itasighostuyp.gltamm fed a s ndsebaffled n eye
bysitsnlackwoigform.TF L ff,lmnhtggrowthatiebush s ineg itc
mre ry,seds
m ssivs bl ck bulkf wgahest d sistars he d a shethw Li.

“Mrs. Trelingemed f lsn
mhe
m
nHa gg itbo tewsTiimafry,” tienhtoslraloessol,tud stieg isf oen lyts ndbankiandmtimthod lone sea thatsseemehIto fid ngep.w ol
se circlinokhai. Tre-oioremotsistars anilimitl exoshadows.p.”Thtrkwistnobodytie b,” leeethosp rpo nu hern hi.p.p.”He sadomew h ee boutgwait Gerforayou,aoraI doat dkouwenhtiman,”
uaffirmehId’Alcacem tneanwunshodone Heegvld a vigor?”s sh veitthoch s
m
n l, a l boatcinmhaontia erw
up.D’Alcacems.ereperfdctuy r
he .Td by LihahIcome up on aeck lrGelmbeor b

“Mrs. Treeoto uprwaer her”facetwe waer tears. Tett buritispa tyde wrele redsehern beor b in tetwcrew tietetnbrigitw b plu gedsintole p,iexceptuforstwo w tcd-en,ew o-
Td by Li’sedappearalce relre tseeooisel exly pom ieeepoop.Td by Li,glean Geedanethh rail, felleinmhaaosombrsilevh i oioh septetwsReproachfuledsp ctr xecrowd lcngiiair, animatehsandtvocal, nhtcinrngiedarticulatenlanguagustiamrrtalsebueaas” hiwaTenmewaer faintesobx,eddeeposihes,oin fatHfulogustu, s. Whenahewc me do hnmn hi andlmne redsaboutgngsy vanisse,wid but ona darkhshvpdotcell no proedamsmrvee m. d by Lilohe lcateitr.cthssecre hr ror. up.”W o’s that?” h wf?” ntneaitr?”b ldnvoie . up.Tg eso dow movedsclose : “It’seosuy me,isir,”esy,” Car er,ewhot hed lefgmorrersehe bdoc debsdirdctuycngiiCtptrd nwas seHneone aeckw up.”Oh,iy s,iI mthe aivld kouwn,tamumb ldnd by Lidinesom tdorfusioawp.Hsirpqus e” Car erIto eave a boatcssnn hsandtw hneaf gloaidimelmngsiyheGerman toe senmehialTi
was reedy, h w” het”Allw,the !”
uin r srd e lean
Ger–siisaelbowwp.p..Iebeg yhelepa don,isir,”esy,” Car ereaf gloailrGeisdwsil c ,ed”bueaa b yhergr
nowsom tdidta
ce?”
up..No,iI ?nlyswa
mehe bdopueaashr b on d a s ndbank.” up.Car erewas re evedkne hd L ngis,obueaalshasurpessed. “Thtrkwisf oud GesliviGerngsre, sir,” h w” he.p.p..Iewonsho,tamutt medsd by Li.p.p..BueaIaamwcemtrd ,taCar ereinsisted. “Thtilaemntietetnwomea iditn ldrenabelrGeirg toionoseecut-hilo tsd.hgthak i tifsbywngsedsamptndtthon rbr?” ttgyhenin tetwyacht-pa tydll .” up.Hsitalked a
Td by Li’saelbow he d a ganghey ws His snolktocnisedorrers

up..Dirdctuycngirkwist no” tolihe aio s b fltgs by,-m tota oignal lee thh sch hnHlene hd vitohr ti–eeericablacand lohseshemmsaili.TIft onpreaisaanyogano nokbackagivs t meatblank gHn,-Mmw Car er.tIedwcd aaveeouesoilly-so lly
no.tIfeshiadoes I
goe
“ngsiwoLi,cbyedhdavens,iI wcd
driv eeera-ut.aIaamwstid
masterehgre–f lp.anttcHlnday.”
up.Tet
overw hlm
Gesseno oiohmm nsity,stiaai
urb
no emptireex,edthon raffeyts d ?si w o-walkton d a s nds ineg itoidsh of tntit”ea, tndimid tsee

“Mrs. Tr. Tha world r xemb ldnalimitl exedflatss dow thon rwas motioal exoanidelusive. Tet owgahest d se soutcHlnistars leee” wwihuman formehialTieolat hsandtlonHedappearehIto eglohmm nsb:mtg eso psi f iagia meoutld e am ngsee thh
chnstellatioaxw Ahei
approachebseglohtdshrank noecommone proportioas,ogotkcleer oienhtoslars,alosh itskawesom n ex, iditbec me m nsy
nowd oits om
n?”s andasil
m
advalce.

“Mrs. Trt hes snolktocspeakw
p..Youaeave af?” nftr me.aIaamwcome. Ieirush you wcd aaveeoua reasoaemo regretimy obed
lce.”
up.Hsitalked uprquitewcloseThe cHl,wbe meWownislthe ly”leepeemdintop.eeriftcawsTgsifi sttoienhtoieopicaledawnipuh itskcharact m dticf colstsh sncinmhaontiskynabovehontiShr b oioRHfuge.p.p.

“Mrs. Tredi toutwoe roahey eerioeab p.p.”Areayherlohe no
f lsnncha ge inrme? Nos Yhe woat dsd itw Now I know ta
“I-coHe at dcha ge ev ngif I tantseeto.aIaamwmvdem fe clayehialTiestoo c Li.” up.”Ieammlohe
no

“yhe”f lethh fi stsdime,” sy,” d by Li “I nev rlmcoHe ssd yherbeor b. Tgsrerwore-too maayihiinos,-too maaylmng?” tts,-too maaytpdopl w No,iI nead saw yherbeor b. Butsoowe thh .ore sts deedw”
up.Hsigraspedkhemmshos shox, pproach GeriisafacetcloseThe cHlss Sht
nead flinchebw
up..Y s, thh
.ore sts deed,”eleee” he. “L he yhertfid ngenw ItedeoaI
bH”f lelrGew”