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the first time he ever took precedence of his master; and I forgive him with all my heart and soul.,
Tel. You may depart, sir. (To Perez.)
Tel. D’ye hesitate ? :
Flor. Would he were carrying double, though I rode behind.
Tel. (To POTOWMAK.) Now we'll: release them.
Flor. I knew you couldn't be in earnest.
Tel. You must remain with us to-night: to-morrow Shall give you liberty. Come, you shall see,
Since now we have acknowledged you as friends, How we should treat our enemies. (The ceremony of sacrificing prisoners is gone
through, in which a dance may be introduced, and the following verses sung.)
Ye, whose death still unrequited,
Let the song of death arouse ye ;
Ye have drank revenge full deep ;
And thou, god of battle, hear us ;
Mighty Aro-uski, hear.
And the sounds to thee are dear,
• ACT III.
Assembly of the Indian Chiefs.
POTOWMAK rises and addresses them.
Right! but who ?
Pot. His actions shall proclaim him. You have
'Twas Telico. Pot. Each shrinking eye invoļuntary clos'd, Nor op'd but by degrees, with trembling wonder, To see him on the billows fix his throne, And ride upon the tempest to the shore. (As he concludes, Telico enters, with a digni.
fied air. Indian. He shall be our chief. Indians. Ay, Telico, Telico shall be our chief!
(RAYMOND enters from the opposite side, Raym. You have well determin'd.
Tel. Confusion ! He return'd!
(Aside. (The Indians crowd round Raymond. An Indian.
'Tis he! and safe ! Raym. Spare your congratulations, Creeks: ere
sun-set I must return. Tel. How!
(Aside. An Indian. Return ere sunset ? Raym. My word is plighted: who would have me
Raym. And therefore, Creek,
They have broken
What of that?