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fit to accord our petition ; for then will be our grand annual assembly, in which we report to our chiefs the things we have attempted, and the good or bad success we have had."
"If you send for me," returned the king, " 1 will come."
Ere the Shadow could reply, the tip of the moon's crescent horn peeped up from behind an icy pinnacle, and one slender ray fell on the lake. It shone upon no Shadows. Ere the eye of the king could again seek the earth after beholding the first brightness of the moon's resurrection, they had vanished ; and the surface of the lake glittered cold and blue in the pale moon-
There the king lay, alone in the midst of the frozen lake, with the moon staring at him. But at length he heard from somewhere a voice that he knew.