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A TALE OF PARAGUAY.

XLVI.

 Alas, a keener pang before that day,
 Must by the wretched Monnema be borne!
 In quest of game Quiara went his way
 To roam the wilds as he was wont, one morn;
 She look'd in vain at eve for his return.
 By moonlight thro' the midnight solitude
 She sought him; and she found his garment torn,
 His bow and useless arrows in the wood,
Marks of a jaguar's feet, a broken spear, and blood.