"Cease thine evil talk and answer me," said Ignosi, angrily. "Wilt thou show the place where the stones are, or wilt thou not? If thou wilt not, thou diest, even now," and he seized a spear and held it over her.
"I will not show it; thou darest not kill me, darest not. He who slays me. will be accursed forever."
Slowly Ignosi brought down the spear till it pricked the prostrate heap of rags.
With a wild yell she sprang to her feet, and then again fell and rolled upon the floor.
"Nay; I will show it. Only let me live, let me sit in the sun and have a bit of meat to suck, and I will show thee."
"It is well. I thought I should find a way to reason with thee. To-morrow shalt thou go with Infadoos and my white brothers to the place, and beware how thou failest, for if thou showest it not, then shalt thou slowly die. I have spoken."
"1 will not fail, Ignosi. I always keep my word: ha! ha! ha! Once a woman showed the place to a white man before, and behold evil befell him," and here her wicked eyes glinted. "Her name was Gagool, too. Perchance I was that woman."
"Thou liest," I said, "that was ten generations gone."