The Templars in Cyprus
No, we'll remain ! Thin wild place pleases me, and beautiful The night ia, aa with howl* it echoes back Tho frenzy raging in mo !
Norro (shuddering). Why, it la
A murderous night, as though all fiends wero loosed !
Like red-hot witches'-brooms whiz slantingly
Tho ruddy lightnings—rain pours down iu streams,
Mixed with a thousand heavy hail-stones. Fast
And furious fares tho unfettered blustering wind
Through all tho boughs; all round in tho dark forest
Aro shrieks and groans, as though old Night brought forth.
In dismal emulation of tho storm
Cry owl and jackal !—brr !—'Tis fearful, fearful !
PEIOK (starting ami drawing Norro lo him). Hist ! Noffo !—look !—Sco'st not yon littlo flamo ? It has a human aspect.
(Springing up and shrinking in terror to one side.) Noffo, seo !
Is it not Molay, whom wo would sacrifico ?—
KUDO'S Voice. Herilcrt, turn from thino infamy ; Child of tho light, let tho fire bo ; In tho Now dwells thino Kternity 1
PRIOR (breaking into wild laughter). Ua ! Ha ! tho thunder speaks ! (suddenly pausing.)
Shall I or ?
An 'twere tho devil himself—revenge to find !
PRIOR (seising him furiously by the hand). Ha !—thank thee, Owlet, for thy lullaby ! Yes, Hell !—Hero tako my whole self's dedication !— That laughter, is't tho expression of thy joy ?
THE TLMHata IX Cïrltl».