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:|
emperor of Spain. I wondered as I heard, if Marina knew when she
spoke the words, that 'the false white man' was none other than the
friend of her Tobascan days.
'You see that you are fortunate in having found place among us
Aztecs, Teule,' said Guatemoc with a laugh, 'for your own people
would greet you with a rope.'
Then he answered Cortes, saying nothing of me, but bidding him and
all the Spaniards prepare for death:
'Many of us have perished,' he said; 'you also must perish, Teules.
You shall perish of hunger and thirst, you shall perish on the
altars of the gods. There is no escape for you Teules; the bridges