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THE MIGHT OF SKILL.

CHAPTER IV.

THE MIGHT OF SKILL.

When Daphne awoke she found herself lying on a luxurious couch, in a low apartment lighted with hanging lamps. From the movement, she judged they were on the sea. Her companions were still sleeping, but the women slaves were awake, and moved about easily.

Daphne arose and tried to walk, but her feet were unsteady with the movement. She called a slave-girl, and with her help reached the door. She found, from the slave's report, they had slept a very long time—how long she knew not.

Outside the door was a kind of ladder.