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The Aztec Treasure-House


  Produced by Geetu Melwani, Chuck Greif, Mary Meehan andthe Online Distributed Proofreading Team athttps://www.pgdp.net (This book was produced from scannedimages of public domain material from the Google Printproject.)

  THE AZTEC TREASURE-HOUSE

  By Thomas Allibone Janvier

  Copyright, 1890, by Harper & Brothers.

  _All rights reserved._

  TO C. A. J.

  Departimiento y ha entre los enganos. Catales y ha que son buenos,e tales que malos, e buenos son aquellos que los omnes fazen abuena fe e a buena intencion.--ALONZO el SABIO, Setena Partida,Titulo xvi., Ley ii.

  The Dying Cacique.]

  CONTENTS.

  PROLOGUE

  I. FRAY ANTONIO

  II. THE CACIQUE'S SECRET

  III. THE MONK'S MANUSCRIPT

  IV. MONTEZUMA'S MESSENGER

  V. THE ENGINEER AND THE LOST-FREIGHT MAN

  VI. THE KING'S SYMBOL

  VII. THE FIGHT IN THE CANON

  VIII. AFTER THE FIGHT

  IX. THE CAVE OF THE DEAD

  X. THE SWINGING STATUE

  XI. THE SUBMERGED CITY

  XII. IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH

  XIII. UP THE CHAC-MOOL STAIR

  XIV. THE HANGING CHAIN

  XV. THE TEMPLE IN THE CLOUDS

  XVI. AT THE BARRED PASS

  XVII. OF OUR COMING INTO THE VALLY OF AZTLAN

  XVIII. THE STRIKING OF A MATCH

  XIX. THE SEEDS OF REVOLT

  XX. THE PRIEST CAPTAIN'S SUMMONS

  XXI. THE WALLED CITY OF CULHUACON

  XXII. THE OUTBREAK OF REVOLUTION

  XXIII. A RESCUE

  XXIV. THE AFFAIR AT THE WATER-GATE

  XXV. THE GOLD-MINERS OF HUITZILAN

  XXVI. THE GATHERING FOR WAR

  XXVII. AN OFFER OF TERMS

  XXVIII. THE SURRENDER OF A LIFE

  XXIX. THE ASSAULT IN THE NIGHT

  XXX. THE FALL OF THE CITADEL

  XXXI. DEFEAT

  XXXII. EL SABIO'S DEFIANCE

  XXXIII. IN THE AZTEC TREASURE-HOUSE

  XXXIV. A MARTYRDOM

  XXXV. THE TREASURE-CHAMBER

  XXXVI. THE VENGEANCE OF THE GODS

  XXXVII. THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT

  XXXVIII. KING CHALTZANTZIN'S TREASURE

  EPILOGUE

  LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

  THE DYING CACIQUE

  THE LETTER FROM THE DEAD

  PACKING IN THE CORRAL

  THE FIGHT IN THE CANON

  THE CAVE OF THE DEAD

  AFLOAT ON THE LAKE

  EL SABIO'S PREDICAMENT

  MAKING THE PEACE-SIGN

  THE FULFILMENT OF THE PROPHECY

  THE STRIKING OF A MATCH

  CHECKING YOUNG'S OUTBREAK

  THE LEAP FROM ABOVE THE WATER-GATE

  THE TLAHUICOS AND THEIR GUARDS

  IN THE GATE-WAY OF THE CITADEL

  THE LAST RALLY

  EL SABIO'S DEFIANCE

  FRAY ANTONIO'S APPEAL

  YOUNG'S STRUGGLE WITH THE PRIEST CAPTAIN

  IN THE LIBRARY BEFORE THE OPEN FIRE

  _Who'd hear great marvels told-- Come listen now! Who longs for hidden gold-- Come listen now! Who joys in well-fought fights, Who yearns for wondrous sights, Who pants for strange delights-- Come listen now!_

  _For here are marvels told To listen to! Here tales of hidden gold To listen to! Here gallant men wage fights, Here pass most wondrous sights, Here's that which ear delights To listen to!_

  THE AZTEC TREASURE-HOUSE

 
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