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THE FARMER : MARCH 19, 1909.
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Amid such scenes as these they pass ed .through the town of Umgugundh lovu into which Rachel had been brought in order that the people might see that their Inkosazana had return ed, and on to that kraal upon the hill, where she had spent all those weary weeks until Richard came. She reach ed it as the sun was setting, and al though she did not seem to know any of them was received with joy and adoration by the women who had been her attendants. Here she slept that night, for they thought that she must be too weary to see the King at once; moreover, he desired first to receive the report-; of Tamboosa and the cap tains, and to learn all that had hap pened in this strange business. Next morning-, whilst Rachel sat by the pool in which once she had seen the vision of Richard. Tamboosa and an escort came to bring her to Din gaan. When they told her this, she said neither yea nor nay, but. refusing to enter a litter they had brought, walked at the head of them back to the Great Place, and. watched by thou sands, through the locust-etrewn streets to the Intunkulu. the House of the King. Here, in front of his hut, and surrounded by his Council, sat Dingean and the indunas who rose to greet her with the royal salute. She advanced towards them slowly, looking more beautiful than ever she had d ine. but with wild, wandering eyes. They set a stool for her. and she sat down on the stool, staring at the ground. Then as she said nothing. Dingaan, who seemed very sad and full of fear, commanded Tamboosa to report all that had happened in the ears of the Council, and he took up his tale. He told of the journey to the Tugela. and of how the Inkosazana and the white lord, Dario. had crossed the river alone but a few hours after Jbubesi. ordering him to follow next day. also alone, with the white ox that bore her baggage. He told how h? had done so, and on reaching Ramah had found the white Umfundu-si and his wife lying dead in their room, and on the floor of it a Zulu of the men who had been sent with Ibubesi. also dead, and in the garden of the house a man of the people of Ibubesi, dying, who, with his iast breath narrated to him the story of the taking of the In kosazana and the white lord, by Ibubesi. He told of how he had run to the town of Mafooti. to find out the truth, and of the message that he had sent by the herd boy to Ibubesi and his -people. Lastly he told all the rest of that story, of how he had come back to Zululand "as though he had wings. " and finding the regiment that had es corted the Inkosazana still in camp near the river, had returned with them to attack Mafooti. which they discov ered to be deserted by its people. While he described how by the flare of the lightning they saw the Inkosa zana standing on tfie roof of a hut, how they captured the wild beast, Ibubesi, how they learned that the Spirit of Inkosazana was "wandering." and the dreadful words she said, the burning of Mafooti, and the fearful death of Ibubesi by fire, all the Coun cil listened in utter silence. Then they listened also whilst he showed how evil after evil had fallen upon the regi ment, evil by fire and water and sick ness, as evil had fallen upon the land also by the plague of locusts. At length Tamboosa's story was fin ished, and certain men were brought forward bound, who had been the cap tains of the band that went w th Ish maei, among them those who had kill ed, or caused to- die, the white teacher and his wife. Upon the stern command of the King theso men also told their story, saying that they had not meant to kill the. white man and that- what thy d d was done at the word of Ibubesi whom they were ordered to obey in all thin is. but who. as they now understood, had dared to lay a plot to capture the In kosazana for himself. When they had finished the Ming rose and poured out his wrath on them, because through their deeds the Sriirit of the Inkosa zana had been driven away, and her curse laid uion the land, where al ready it was at -work. Then he com manded thit they should be led thence, all of them, and put to a ter rible death, andWvith them those cap tains of the regiment who had spoken against the following of the people of Mafooti, who should, he said, have been destroyed, every one. At his words executioners rushed in to seize thes wretched men. and then it was that Rachel, who all this while had sat as though she heard nothing, lifted her head and spoke for the first time. "Set them free, set them free!" she commanded. "Vengeance is from Heaven, and Heaven will pour it out in plenty. Not on my hands, not on my hands shall be the blood of those who sent the Spirit of the Inkosazana to wander in the skies. Who was it that bade an impi run to Ramah, and what did they there in the house ot those who gave me birth? When the Master calls, the dogs must search and kill. Set them free, lest there be more blood between the Inkosazana and her people of the Zulus." When he heard these words, spoken in a strange, wailing voice, Dingaan trembled, for he knew that it was he who had bidden his dos to run. "Let them go." he said, "and let the land see them no moe forever." So those men " went thankfully enough, and the land saw them no mere. As they passed the gate other men entered, starved and hungry looking men. whose bones almost pierced their skins, and who carried i i their hands remnants of shields that locked as though they had been gnaw ed by rats. 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The First Bottle is Free CUT OUT THIS COUPON for it may not appear agrain and mail to The LInonlne Co.. Danbury, Conn. I have never tried Linonine, please supply me with the first bottle free. B.F. Give full add Write plainly. Nodwenge, and the Isansu regiments whom thou didst send to destroy the chief. Madaku and his people, who dwell far away in the swamp land to the north n?ar where the Great River runs into the sea. King, we cou.d not come at this chief because he fled away on rafts and in boats, he and h 6 people, and we lost our path among the reeds where again and again we were ambushed, and many of us sank in the swamps and were drowned. Al so vt found no food and were forced to live upon our shields," and he held up gnawed fragments in his hand. "So we perished by hundreds, and of ail who went forth but twenty-one times ten remain alive." When Dingaan heard this he groan ed, for his arms had been defeated and three of his best regiments destroyed. But Rachel laughed aloud, the terrible laugh at which all who heard it shiv ered. "Did I not say." she asked, "that Heaven w-ould Dour out its vengeance in plenty because of the b'ood that runs between the Spirit of the Inkosa zana and her people of the Zulus?" "Truly this curse works fast and Well." exclaimed Dingaan. Then turn ing to the men, he shouted: "Be gone, you starved rats, you cowards who do not know how to fight, and be thank ful that the Great Eleohant (Chaka) is dead, for surely he would have fed your upon shields until you p?rish?d. So these captains creot away also. Ere they were well gone a man ap proached craving audience, a fat man who wore a woeful countenance, for tears ran down his bloated cheeks. Dingaan knew him well, for every w?ek he saw him, and sometimes oft ener. "What is it. Movo. keeper of the kine." he asked anxiously, "that yf1 W"TOR 111 JIL lilt; iuu .1 iii.v cuuucii : "O. King." answered the fat man "pardon me. .but. O King, my t'ding? are so sad that I availed myself of my privilege, and pushed past the guards at thy gate. "Those who will bear ill news ever rujj quickly," grunted the King. "Stop that weepi ig and out with it. Movo." ."Shaker of the Earth! Eater up of Enemies!" said Movo. "thou thyself art eaten up, or at least thy cattle are. the cattle that I love. A sore sick ness has fallen on the great herd, the royal herd, the white herd with the twisted horns, and," here he paused to sob. "a thousand of them are dead, and many more are sick. Soon th re will be no herd left." and he wept out right. Now Dingaan leapt up in his wrath and struck the man so sharply with the shaft of the spear he held that it broke upon his head. "Fat fool that you are." he exclaim ed. "What have you done to my cat te? Speak, or j-ou shall be slain Car an evil-doer who has bewitched them." "Is it a crime to be fat. O King," answered the indignant Movo. rubbing his skull, "when others are so much fatter?" and he looked reproachful!y at Dingaan's enormous person. "Can I help it if a thousand of thy oxen are now but hides for shields?" "Wfll you answer, or will you taste the other end of the. spear?" asked Dingaan, grasping the broken shaft just above the blade. "What have you done to my cattle?" "O King. I have done nothing to them. Can I help it if those accursed beasts choose to eat dead locusts in stead of grass, and foam at the mouth and choke? Can the cattle help it if all the irrass has become locusts so that there is nothing else for them to eat? I am not to. blame, .and the cattle are not to blame. Blame the Heavens above, -to whom thou, or rather," he added hastily, "some wicked wizard must have given offence, for no such thing as. this has been known before in Zululand." Again Rachel broke in with her wild laughter, and said: "Did I. not tell thee that vengeance would be poured down in plenty, pour ed down like the rain. O Dingaan? Vengeance on the King, vengeance on the people, vengeance on the soldiers, vengeance on the corn, vengeance on the kine, vengeance on the whole land, because blood runs between the spirit of the Inkosazana and the race of the Ama-zulu. whom once she loved!" "It is true, it is true. White One. but why dost thou say it so often?" groan ed the maddened Dingaan. "Why show the whip to those who must feel the blow? Now. you Movo. have you done?" "Note quite, O King." answered the melancholy Movo. still rubbing his head. "The cattle of all the kraals around are dyinj: of this same sick ness, and the crops are quite eaten, so that next winter everyone must perish of faming." "Is that all. O Movo?" "Not quite. O King, since messengers have come to me. as head keeper of the kine. to say that all the other royal herds within two days' journey are also stricken, although if I understand them right, of some other pest. Also, which I forgot to add " "Hunt out this bearer of ill tidings," roared Dingaan. "hunt him out. and send orders that his own cattle be taken to fill uo the holes in my blan ket ." Now some attendants sprang on the luckless Movo and began to beat him with their sticks. Still. before he reached the gates he succeeded in turning round weeping in good earnest and shouted: "It is quite useless. O King, all my cattle are dead. too. They will find nothing but the horns and the hoofs, for I have sold the hides to the shield makers." Then they thrust him forth. He was gone, and for a while there was silence, for despair filled thf hear s of the Kinff and his Councillors, as they gazed at Rachel dismayed, won dering within themselves how they might be rid of her and of the evils which she had brought upon them be cause of the blood of her people which lay at their doors. Whilst they still stared thus in sil ence yet another messenger came run ning through the gate like one in great haste. "Now I am minded to order this fel low to be killed before he opens his mouth." said Dingaan. "for of a surety h- also is a bearer of ill-tidings. -Vav. O Kine." cried out the man in alarm, "my news is only that an em- K,ssy waits without." "From whom?" asked Dingaan an xiously. "Thi- white Amaboona?" "Nay, O King, from the queen of the Ghost people to whom tlru didst despatch Noie, daughter of Seyapi, a while ago." Hearing th" name Noie. Rachel lifted her head, and for the first time her face grew human. "I rmt-mler," IB&id Dingaan. "Ad mit the embassy." Then followt-d a long pause. At length l lie gate opened and through it appe&rttd Noie herself, clad in a garb lit' spotless white. and somewhat travel worn, but beautiful as ever. She was i --corted by four gigantic men who were naked except for their moochas. but wore copper ornaments 011 their wrists and anklis. and great rings of copper in Iheir earn. After her came three litters v. h ireof the srass cur tains were tightly drawn, carried by bearera of the same size and race, and after the.se a bodyguard of fifty sol diers of a like stature. This strange and barbarous-looking company ad vanced slowly. whi'st the Council stared at them wondering, for never before had they seen people so huge, and arriving in front of the King set down the litters, staring back In an- swer with their great round eyes. As they came Rachel rose from her stool and turned slowly so that she and Noie, who walked in front of the embassy, stood face to face. For a moment they gaved at each other, then Noie. running forward, knelt before Rachel and kissed the hem of her robe, but Rachel bent down and lifted her up in her strong arms, embracing her as a mother embraces a child. "Where hast thou been. Sister?" she asiked. "I have sought thee long." "Surely on thy business. Zoola," an swered Noie, scanning her curiously. "Dost thou not remember?" "Nay, I remember naught, Noie, save that I have sought thee long. My spirit wanders, Noie." "Lady," she said, "my people told me that it was so. They told me many terrible things, they who can see afar, they for whom distance has no gates, but I did not believe them. Now I see with my own eyes. Be at peace, Lady, my people will give thee back thy Spirit, though perchance thou must travel to find it, for in their land all spirits dwell. Be at peace and listen." "With thee, Noie, I am at peace," replied Rachel, and still holding her hand, she reseated herself upon the tool. "Where are the messengers?" asked Dingaan. "I see none." "King." answered Noie, "they shall appear." Then she made signs to the escort of giants, some of whom came forward and drew the curtains of the litters, whilst others opened huge umbrellas of split cane which they carried in their hands. "Now what weapons are these?" asked Dingaan. "Daughter of Sey api, you know that none may appear before the King armed." "Weapons against the sun, O King, which my people hate." "And who are the wizards that hate the sun?" queried Dingaan again in an astonished voice. Then he w-as silent for out of the first litter came a little man, pale as the shoot from a bulb that has grown in darkness, with large, soft eyes like the eyes of an owl, that blinked in the light, and long hair out of which all the colour seem ed to have faded. As the man, who, like Noie, was dressed in a white robe, and in size measured no more than a twelve-year old child, set his sandalled feet upon the ground, one of the huge guards sprang forward to shield him with the umbrella, but being aw-kward(, struck his leg against the pole of the litter and stumbled against him, nearly knocking him to the ground, and in his efforts to save himself, letting fall the umbrella. The little man turned on him furiously, and holding one hand above his head as though to shield himself from the snu, with the other pointed at him, speaking in a low sybillant voice that sounded like the htes of a snake. Thereon the guard fWl to his knees, and bending down with outstretched- arms, beat his fore head on the earth as though in prayer for mercy. The sight of this giant making supplication to one whom he could have killed' with a blow, was so strange that Dingaan, unable to re strain his curiosity, asked Noie if the dwarf was ordering the other to be killed. "Nay, King." answered Noie. 'for blood is hateful to these people. He is saying that the soldier has offended many times. Therefore he curses him and tells him that he shall wither like plucked leaf and die without seeing his home again." And will he die?" asked Dingaan. Certainly, King; those upon whom the Ghost-people lay that curse must obey the curse. Moreover, this man deserves his doom, for on the journey he killed another to take his food." "Of a truth a terrible people!" said Dingaan uneasily. "Bid them lay no curse on me lest they should see more blood than they wish for." "It is foolish to threaten the Great Ones of the Ghost-folk. King, for they hear even what they seem not to un derstand." answered Noie quietly. "Wow!" exclaimed the King, "let my words be forgotten. I am sorry that I troubled them to come so far to visit me." (To be Continued.) The Kind You Haw Always Bought Bean the V ,m ' Gut This COUPON Out It Is Valuable, and Will Save Half Your Money. 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