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"Now 1 must not be seen thus of men, lest they think me a wizard and kill me. Therefore, at the edge of the forest 1 halted and made signs to the wolves to go^back. At this they howled as thojigh In grief, but I called to them that 1 Would come again and, be their king. Then they all went, till presently I was alone. And now.it is time to sleep. To morrow night 1 will end my tale." CHAPTER XII. THE WOLF BRETHREN. Now on the morrow night once again Galazi took up his tale. "1 passed on till 1 came to the river. It was still full, but the water had run down a little, so that my feet found foot hold. 1 waded into the river, using the Watcher as a staff, and the stream reached to my elbows, but qo higher. Now one on the farther bank of the river saw that which sat upon my Shoulders and saw also the wolfskin' on my head, and ran to the kraal, crying, 'Here comes one who walks the waters on the back of a wolf." So it came •bout that as I drew toward the kraal all the people of the kraal were gathered together to meet me except the old woman, who could not walk so far. But when they saw me coming up the slope of the hill, and when they saw what it was that sat upon, my shoulders, they were smitten with fear. Yet they did not run because of their great wonder. only thiey walked backward before me, clinging to each other and speaking no word. And I too came on silently, till •t length I reached the kraal, and before its gates sat the old woman basking in the sun of the afternoon. Presently she looked up .and cried, 'What ails you, people of my house, that you walk back Ward like men bewitched, and who is that tall and deathly man who comes toward you? "But still they drew on backward, saying no word, till they passed the old wife and ranged themselves behind her like a regiment of soldiers. Then they halted against the fence of the kraal. But I came on to the old woman and lifted him who sat upon my shoulders and placed him on the ground before ber, saying: 'Woman here is your son. Be lifted the spear in hi» hand and drove it down between the bull's shoulders. 1 have snatched him with much toil from the jaws of the ghosts, all save one foot, which 1 could not find. Take him now and bury him, for 1 weary of his fel lowship.' "She looked upon that which sat be fore her. She put out her withered hand and drew the bandage from his sunken eyes. Then she screamed aloud a shrill scream, and flinging her arms about the neck of the dead one she cried: It is my son whom 1 bore—my very son, whom for twice ten years and half a ten I have not looked upon, (greeting, my son, greeting. Now shalt thou find burial, and 1 with thee—aye,I with thee!' Then of a sudden a foam burst from her lips and she fell forward upon the body of her son and was dead. "On the morrow at dawn 1 rose and shook the' dew from the red wolf hide. Then 1 went on into the forest and howled like a wolf. They heard me— the ghost wolves—and howled in answer from far and near. Then 1 heard the pattering of their feet, and they came around me by tens and by twenties and fawned upon me. 1 counted their num ber—they numbered three hundred and sixty and three. "Afterward 1 went on to the cave, and I have lived here in the cave, CTmsJopo gaas, for nigh upon twelve moons, and I have become a wolf man. For with the wolves 1 hunt, and what I bid them that they do. Stay, Omslopogaas, now you are strong again, and yon shall see this very night." Then Umslopogaas rose and laughed aloud. "1 am young in years," he cried, "and scarcely come to the full strength of men, yet hitherto 1 have not turned my back on lion or witch, on wolf or man. Now let us see this impi of yours —this impi black and gray, that runs on four legs, with fangs for spears!" "You must first bind on the she wolfs hide," quoth U-alazi, "else before a man Kcould count his fingers twice there would "be little enough left of you." So Umslopogaas took the gray wolf hide and bound it on with thongs of leather, and its teeth gleamed upon his head, and he took a spear in his hand. Galazi also bound on the hide of the king of the wolves, and they went out on to the space before the cave. Galazi stood there awhile and the moonlight fell upon him, and Umslopogaas saw that his face grew wild and beastlike, that his eyesehone and his teeth grinned beneath his curling lips. He lifted up his head and howled out upon the night. Thrice Galazi lifted up his head, and thrice he howled loudly, and yet more loud. But before ever the echoes had died upon the air there cume bowlings in ansWer. Nearer they grew and near er. Now there was a sonnd of feet and a wolf, great and gray, bounded toward Vthem, and after him many another. /They came to Gni:i.i, they sprang upon him, fawning "numl him, but he beat them down with the Watcher. Then of & sudden they saw Umslopogaas, and rushed at him open mouthed. "Stand, and do not move!'' cried Galazi. "Be not afraid!" "I have ever fondled dogs," answered Umslopogaas. "Shall 1 learn to fear them now?" Yet though he spoke boldly in his heart he was afraid. The wolves rushed on him open mouthed, so that in a breath he was well nigh hidden by their forms. Yet no fang pierced him, for as they leaped they smelled the smell of the skin upon, him and dropped down at his feet, fawning and licking him. Then Umslopogaas saw that the wolves leaped at him no more, but the she wolves gath ered around him who wore the she wolfs skin. They were great and gaunt and hungry, and their number was so many that he could not count them. Umslopo gaas, looking on their red eyes, felt his heart become as the heart of a wolf, and he, too, lifted up his head and howled, and the she wolves howled in answer. "The pack is gathered now for the hunt," cried Galazi. "Make your feet swift, my brother, for we shall journey far tonight. Ho, Blackfang! Ho, Gray snout! Ho, my people, black and gray, away, away!" He spoke and bounded forward, and with him went Umslopogaas and after them streamed the ghost wolves. Pres ently they stood by a kloof that was thick with wood. Galazi stopped, hold ing up the Watcher, and with him stopped the wolves. "I smell a quarry!" he cried. "In, my people, in!" Then the wolves plunged silently into the great kloof, but Galazi and Umslopo- gaas drew to the foot of it and waited. Presently there came a sound of break ing boughs, and lo! before them stood a buffalo, a bull, who lowed fiercely and sniffed the air. "This one will give us a good chase, my brother." Now the wolves came up and would have torn the carcass, but Galazi beat them back. Then Galazi said, "Let us cut meat from the bull with a spear." 1 As Galazi spoke the first of the wolves drew from the covert and saw the buf- bull grew nearer and nearer. Then he put out his strength and the swiftness of his feet, and lo! when he looked again 1 1 falo then, giving tongue, they sprang toward it. The bull saw also, and dashed down the hill, and after him came Galazi and Umslopogaas, and with them all their company. On, rushed the bull, mad with fear. He rushed so swiftly that the wolves were left behind, since here for a space the ground was level to his feet. Galazi looked on Urn-' slopogaas at his side and grinned. "You do not run so ill, my brother, 1 who have been sick of late. See now if you can outrun me! Who shall touch the quarry first?" I Now the bull was ahead by two spear throws. Umslopogaas looked and grin ned back at Galazi. "Good!" he cried. "Away!" 1 They sped forward with a bound,, and 1 for awhile it seemed to Umslopogaas as though they stood side by side, only the 1 1 he was alone, and the bull was very near. Never were feet so swift as those of Umslopogaas. Now he reached the bull as he labored on. Umslopogaas placed his hands upon the back of the bull and leaped he was on him he sat1 him as you white men sit a horse. Then he lifted the spear in his hand and drove it down between the shoulders to the spine, and of a sudden the great buffalo staggered, stopped and fell dead. Then Galazi came up. "Who, now, I is the swiftest, Galazi," cried Umslopo gaas, "1, or you or your wolf host?" "You are the swiftest, Umslopogaas," said Galazi. gasping for his breath. ."Never did a man run as you run, nor ever shall again." I 1 So they cut meat, and when they had finished, Galazi motioned to the wolves and they fell upon the carcass. In a little while nothing was left except the larger bones, and yet each wolf had but a little. Then they went back to the cave and slept. I Afterward Umslopogaas told Galazi all his tale, and Galazi asked him if he would abide with him and be bis broth-1 er, and rule with him over the wolf kind, or seek his father Hopo at the kraal of Chaka. Umslopogaas said it was rather in his mind to seek his sister Nada, for he was weary of the kraal of .Chaka, but he thought on Nada day and night. "Where, then, is Nada. your sister?" asked Galazi. "She tarries in the caves of your peo ple, Galazi: she tarries with the Hala kazi." "Stay awhile, Umslopogaas," cried Galazi "stay till we are men indeed. Then we will seek this sister of yours and snatch her from the caves of the Halakazi." Now the desire of this wolf life had entered into the heart of Umslopogaas, and he said that it should be so, and on the morrow they made them blood brethren to be one till death, before all the company of the ghost wolves, and the wolves howled when they smelled the blood of men. In all things hence forth these two were equal, and the ghost wolves hearkened to the voice of both of them. Now when Umslopogaas had abode some moons in the Witch mountain, on a night he dreamed of Nada, and awak ening soft at heart bethought him that he would learn tidings concerning me. his father, Mopo, and what had befallen me and her whom he deemed his moth er, and Nada, his sister, and his other brethren. So he dressed himself, hid ing his nakedness, and, leaving Galazi, descended to the kraal where the old woman had dwelt, and there gave it out that he was a young man, a chief's son from a far place, who sought a wife. The people of the kraal listened to him though they held that his look was tierce and wild, and one asked if this were Galazi the Wolf—Galazi the Wizard. But another answered that this was not Galazi, for their eyes had seen him Umslopogaas said that he knew nothing of Galazi and little of wolves, and to! while he spoke there came an impi of fifty men and entered the kraal. Um slopogaas looked at the leaders of the impi and knew them for captains of Chaka. At first he would have spoken to them, but his Ehlose bade him hold his peace. So he sat in the corner of the big hut and listened. Presently the head man of the kraal, who trembled with fear, for he believed that the impi bad been sent to destroy him and all that were his, asked of the captain what was his will. "A little matter and a vain," said the captain. "We are sent by the king to search for a certain youth, Umslopogaas. son of Mopo, the king's"doctor. Mopo gave it out that the youth was slain by a lion near these mountains, and Chaka would learn if this be true." "We know nothing of the youth," said the head man. "But what would ye of him?" "Only this," answered the captain, "to kill him." "That is yet to do," thought Um slopogaas. "Who is this Mopo?" asked the head man. "An evildoer, whose house the king has eaten up. man, woman and child." answered the captain. CHAPTER" XHl. THE DEATH OF THE KING'S SLAYERS. When Umslopogaas heard these words his heart was heavy and a great anger burned in his breast, for he thought that 1, Mopo, was dead with the rest of his house, and he loved me. But he said nothing: only watching till none were looking he slipped past the cap tains and won the door of the hut. Soon be was clear of the kraal, and crossed the river to the Ghost mountain. Mean while the captain asked the headman of the kraal if he knew anything of him for whom they sought. The headman told the captain of Galazi the Wolf, but the captain said that this could not be he, for Galazi had dwelt many moons upon the Ghost mountain. "There is another youth," said the head man, "a stranger, fierce and strong and tall. He sits yonder in the shadow.' The captain rose and looked into the shadow, but Umslopogaas was gone. "Now this youth is fled," said the head man, "and yet none saw him flyl Per haps he also is a wizard! Indeed 1 have heatd that now there are two of them npon the Ghost mountain, and that they hunt there at night with the ghost wolves, but 1 do not know if it is true." "Now 1 am minded to slay you," said the captain in wra£h, "because you have suffered this youth to escape me! With out doubt it is Umslopogaas, son of Mopo." "It is no fault of mine," said the head man. "These young men are wizards who can pass hither and thitlTer at will. But 1 say this to you, captain of the king: If you will go on the Ghost moun tain you must go there alone with your soldiers, lor none in these parts dare to tread upon that mountain." "Yet 1 shall dare tomorrow," said the captain. "We grow brave at the kraai of Chaka. The sun sets. Give us food. Tomorrow we will search the moun tain." Now Umslopogaas reached the monn tain, sat himself down at the mouth of the cave waiting for Galazi, and he thought. Presently Galazi came and in a few words Umslopogaas told him all his tale. "You have run a great risk, my brother," said Galazi. "What now?" "This," said Umslopogaas "these peo ple of ours are hungry for the blood of men. Let us feed them full on the soldiers of Chaka, who rit yonder at the kraal seeking my life. I would take vengeance for Mopo, my father, and ah my brethren who are dead, and for my mothers, the wives of Mopo. What say you?" Galazi laughed aloud. "That will be merry, my brother," he said. "1 weary of hunting beasts let us hunt men to night." "Aye, tonight," said Umslopogaas nodding. "1 long to look upon that cap tain as a maid longs for her lover's kiss. But first let us rest and eat, for the night is young: then, Galazi, summon oar impi." So they rested and ate, and afterward went out armed, and Galazi howled to the wolves and they came in tens and in twenties, till all were gathered together Galazi moved among them, shaking the Watcher, as they sat upon their haunches and followed him with their fiery eyes. "We do not hunt game tonight,, little people," he cried, "but men. and ye love the flesh of men." Again Umslopogaas smote. Now all the wolves howled qs though they understood. Then the pack divided themselves, as was their custom, the she wolves following Umslopogaas. the dog wolves following Galazi, and in silence they moved swiftly down toward the plain. TThey came to the river and swam it, and there on the farther side of the river was the kraal. Now the wolt brethren took counsel together, and Ga lazi, with the dog wolves, went to the north gate, and Umslopogaas, with the she wolves, to the south gate. The gates were stopped with thorns, but the bretti ren pulled out the thorns and made a passage. As they did this dogs ran out bark ing, and presently came'to the soutn gate of the kraal and flew at mslopo i* 1 THE DENISON REVIEW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1899. gaas, who pulled away the thorns. Now when the wolves saw the dogs they sprang on them, and the sound of their worrying came to the ears of the sol diers of Chaka and of the dwellers in the kraal, so that they sprang from sleep, snatching their arms. And aa they came out of the huts they saw in the moonlight a man wearing a wolf's hide, and with him countless wolves, black and gray. Then they cried aloud in terror, saying that the ghosts were on them, and turned to flee to the north gate of the kraal. But behold! here also they meta man clad in a wolfs skin only and with him countless wolves, black and gray. Little they heeded the spears and kernes of the soldiers. Some were killed, but the rest did not stay. Pres ently the knots of men broke up. out the wolves hunted them by gaze aim scent and pulled them down before they passed the gates of the kraal. The wolf brethren also ravened with the rest. Busy was the Watcher, and many bowed beneath him, and often the spear of Umslopogaas flashed in the moonlight. It was finished: none were left living in that kraal, and the wolvan growled sullenly as they took their till Now the brethren met and called to the wolves, and the wolves entered the hn. and killed those who lurked there ot drove them forth to be slain without. Presently a man, great and tall, sprang from the last of the huts, and the wolves outside rushed on him. But Umslopo gaas beat them back, for it was that captain whom Chaka had sent oat to kill him. He beat them back, saying: "Greet ing to you, captain of the king! Now tell us what is your errand here, beneati the shadow of her who sits in stoue and he pointed with his spear to the gray witch on the Ghost mountain, on which the moon shone bright. Now, the captain had a great heart and answered boldly: "What is that to you, wizard? Your ghost wolves have made an end of my errand. Let them make an end of me also!" "Be not in haste, captain," said Um slopogaas. "Now choose and swiftly. Will you run for your life against my wolves, or will you stand face to face with me, and if 1 am slain with Him who bears the club and with whom 1 rule this people, black and gray?" "1 fear ghosts, but of men I have no fear, though they be wizards," answered the captain. "Good!" cried Umslopogaas, shaking his spear. Then they rushed together, and that fray was fierce. For presently the spear of Umslopogaas was broken in the shield of the captain, and he was left weaponless. Now Umslopogaas turned and fled swiftly, bounding over the dead and the wolves who preyed upon them, and the captain followed with uplifted spear and mocked him as he came. Galazi also wondered that Umslopogaas should fly from a single man. Hither and thither fled Umslopogaas, and al ways his eyes were on the earth. Of a sudden, Galazi, who watched, saw hiwi sweep forward like a bird and stoop to the ground. Then he wheeled around, and- lo! in his handy there was an ax. The captain rushed at him and Umslopo gaas smote as he rushed, and the blade of the great spear that was lifted to pierce him fell to the ground, hewn from its haft. Again Umslopogaas smote the moon shaped ax sank through the stout shield deep into the breast be yond. Then the captain threw up his arms and sank to the earth. Then Umslopogaas spoke to Galazi, saying: "My brother, 1 will fight no more with the Bpear, but with the ax alone it was to seek an ax that 1 ran to and fro like a coward. But this is a poor thing! See. the haft is split because of the greatness of my stroke! Now this is my desire—to win that great ax of Jikiza, which is called Groanmaker, of which we have heard tell, so that ax and club may stand together in the fray." "That must be for another night," said Galazi. "We have not done so ill for once." Thus then did the wolf brethren bring death on the impi of Chaka, and this was but the first of many deaths that they wrought, with the help of the wolves. For ever they ravened through the land at night, and falling on those they hated they ate them up, till the land was swept clean. But the wolves would not go abroad to worry everywhere. Thus on a certain night they set out to fall upon the kraals of the People of the Ax, where dwelt the chief Jikiza, who was named the Unconquered, and owned the ax Groanmaker, buf when they neared the kraal the wolves turned back and fled. 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