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THE REVOLT OF NATURE.

CHAPTER XVI.

THE REVOLT OF NATURE.

At Daphne's request Thoth departed, but as he left her he said with great emphasis—

"Remember that I have spoken the truth, and if thou wilt thou mayest become queen of the earth!"

His words excited her heart to a burning activity, and thought after thought rushed swiftly through her mind. At first she tried to persuade herself that he must have told her incredible fictions, but the more she thought the less she doubted. She had seen enough of Thoth's power to believe to the full in the truth of his narrative. She had seen him with