Page:Thotharomance00nichgoog.djvu/39

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.
34
THOTH.

"We had completed the number of those whom we would take, but come thou too if thou wilt, for thou art a goddess-queen amongst the others."

But she answered—"It seems as if ye wished to take advantage of our terror and steal us away for slaves, for your tale is difficult to believe. Ye boast yourselves to be Greeks, but many tribes of Grecians have I seen, and none with features and hair like yours; and ye speak not Greek to one another, and the language thou thyself speakest seems learned from the books of old poets, and not thy mother's tongue."

Then the leader replied—"These men are my servants, and through dwelling long among strangers our appearance has changed."

And Daphne had from the first been constrained to admit that his countenance seemed much more noble and kingly than the rest; but