The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard:|
freedom from the Teule.'
'Now I see that you are indeed my people, and I am indeed your
ruler,' answered Otomie. 'So the great lords who are gone, my
forefathers, your chieftains, would have spoken in a like case.
May you never regret this choice, my brethren, Men of the Otomie.'
And so it came to pass that when we left the City of Pines we took
from it to Cuitlahua the emperor, a promise of an army of twenty
thousand men vowed to serve him to the death in his war against the
THE CROWNING OF GUATEMOC