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          Thomas A. Janvier / History & Fiction
The Aztec Treasure-House

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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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