Answering Dick, Mr. Whiteside explained. 丁香五月天缴情在线 224 There is a manly letter, written with dignity and pathos, in which hepresses his claims upon them. He commissioned his brother, theAdelantado, to take this letter, and with it he went to wait upon the youngcouple. They received him most cordially, and gave flattering hopes thatthey would attend favorably to the suit. But this was too late for Columbushimself. Immediately after he had sent his brother away, his illnessincreased in violence. Meanwhile arrived a special messenger, bearing reiterated compliments from the Negoos, with a horse and a mule from the royal stud, attired in the peculiar trappings and colours which in Shoa pertain solely to Majesty. The bridles and breastplates glittered with studs and bosses of polished metal; gay embroidery in coloured worsted covered the saddle-cloth of the mule, and a collection of silver chains, jingles, and bells, encircled her neck. At sight hereof women and girls enveloped in blood-red shifts, who had thronged to the busy scene to stare at the white strangers, at once burst into a loud scream of acclamation. A group of hooded widows, occupying an adjacent public asylum, thrust their fingers into their ears, and joined in the clamour. Escort and camel-drivers, now at their journey檚 end, had placed no bounds to their hilarity. A fat ox that had been promised was turned loose among the spectators攑ursued by fifty savages with gleaming creeses攁nd ham-strung by a dexterous blow, which threw it bellowing to the earth in the height of its mad career. The rival clans of lean curs, that are respectively quartered on the dung-heaps of the twin hills, and suffer no intrusion into each other檚 domains, rushed to the neutral ground, and forthwith commenced an indiscriminate engagement over the garbage; and whilst D茅btera Tekla Zion, still counting and recounting, amended his long list with untiring perseverance, crowds of porters and lounging visitors added the mite of their united voices to the din, tumult, and intolerable uproar which continued until close of day.