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The Rosary magazine

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Pages: 714

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Dominicans

Excerpt from book: himself, accompanied by the flower of Spanish chivalry, marched against the rebel. It was here, also, that Guatamozin, the last emperor of the Aztecs, met his tragic death at the hands of the conqueror. And it was here that many of the cavaliers themselves lost their lives, victims to the perils of the march. The next day Randolph and Rafael pursued their journey, following the trail leading across the mountains of Ysabel. After some hours spent in weary climbing they reached the summit, below which lay the broad valley of the Rio Montagua. Calling to his valet, Randolph told him to proceed slowly, while he refreshed himself at a spring near by, which he had discovered ( - A voice suddenly arrested him. upon a former trip. Taking his drinking cup from his saddle-, bag, he dismounted. Parting the under-growth at the side of the trail, he followed a faint path to the right until he came to the spring, or rather springs: for there were in fact two, separated only by a narrow ledge of rock. Nature had divided them thus as if by design. One flowed northward into the Rio Dulcy, and the other in the opposite direction into the Rio Montagua. Their waters were beautifully clear and cool, and, as they softly murmured away, seemed to invite Randolph to drink, an invitationhe was not slow to accept. Stooping, he filled his cup and drank deeply. Then, seating himself, he fell into a meditation, while he played with the waters caressingly. Now and again, in a preoccupied manner, he would fill his cup and toss the water away: first from one spring, and then from the other. Then he ceased. His thoughts had evidently taken a sorrowful direction. Something like a shudder passed over his body. Placing his cup upon the ground, he buried his face in his hands and leaned forward, as if to ...  


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