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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... have received That numbs my
judgment and makes all the world Appear masked as a plotter to
deceive me. Since the shot Perth has never taken his eyes from
Coronado. He seems not conscious of what is being said. But now the
sound of a trumpet and the tramp of feet are heard just outside and
figures with torches are seen, through the doorway, passing. Perth
starts violently and turns to the door. Perth. The hour? O God I
Hasten, or even now The life will still elude us I Cor. What life?
Perth. Running to the doorway, where he is stopped by the Guards.
All I Ubeda. The prisoner who there passes to the death. 'Tis
midnight--Cor. Remembering. HoldI The order will be stayed For
further hearing. To the Guards. Summon the condemned. Ubeda.
Hearing there can be none save from our mouths. The prisoner's lips
are sealed. He signs the cross. Perth. Yet for those lips I whom
you have judged innocent will vouch And give my life as surety.
Cor. Enough Blood has been shed. Something is satiated, Something,
I know not what. Malignant fiend Or sneering fate whatever name it
bears 'Gainst which suspicion is my only blade Has for a time
withdrawn. I may disarm. beatrix is led in and Coronado addresses
the Guard. The prisoners are free. Let each be given Such lodgment
as we have for officers. Show them their several tents. To Beatrix.
You have a vow, I will not hold you from fulfilling it. Go now.
With sudden abandonment of love under mask of gratitude, Beatrix
kneels, takes his hand and presses it to the helmet, then to her
breast. Coronado beholds the gesture with the mien of one who
receives a mortal wound. He stares at her a moment, then with a cry
of desperation he speaks. What is it? I--the deadly wound I It
never heals. To himself. 'Twas something in...
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