I see them landing on the shore; Isee the shining of their spears. Now wemust escape from them, or we shall be killed, said Temu calmly. Therefore it would seemthat both of them were doomed to death.
Hide in the temple, I think, Temu, at least for the coming night. I forgive you as I forgive all men, Vizier.
Very much indeed, both of them, especially the last. Thus said Khian, then bowed to Apepi and was silent.
But how comes it that Roy sits dead in the templehall?
Temu saw this and stared, then muttering, Faith!
Then, Khian, you shall die and not before.
They have gone this way, both of them, Captain, he called out, andnot an hour ago.
Or if hissecret end was desired very swiftly, jailers would hurl him down thepit. Intothat boat we must enter and be gone swiftly before it is discoveredthat this place is empty. He had found no time to count them ashe climbed and each was like to the other.
What seek you in this holy place, O men of blood, and who sent youhere?
Still, our food and water are almost gone, nor can we stayhere without shelter. Now he guessed to what land they hadbeen banished.
He drank and commandedme to help him to rise and to array him in all his priestly garments. Still, let us go on, for God is with usalways.
I forgive you as I forgive all men, Vizier. Even then the purpose of thistrap came into Khians mind. Then, Khian, you shall die and not before. Let himbe well fed that life may remain in him till all things areaccomplished.
The boltswere drawn by the jailer who had joined them; it opened.