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Turning her dazzled “As you please,” answered Kate, eyes once more ahead, she saw the with a shrug. She hated to see charger stop. With a stifled groan a man at a disadvantage. The his rider slid from the saddle and animal instinct which induces fell heavily on the side nearest flocks and herds to close round the upland slope. In an instant and trample upon a sick member Pipette was on the ground beside of their kind was strongly latent him, her arm passed through the within her. (Concessions to Di. bridle of her horse. Silver had
ogenes, sops to Cerberus, always moved on a few paces. Pipette on hand, you see.) She had no knelt down and raised Marma- sympathy with the sick or sorry, duke's head, moistening his brow and she relegated Colonel Ferrers with eau-de-Cologne. Ile was in then and there to the limbo of the a dead faint. Presently he came to aged and incurable—to “the porhimself, and staggered to his feet. tion of weeds and out-worn faces."
“I never had a good head She was not sorry for him—only shouldn't have risked playing the angry with him; and underlying fool, but—er, I beg your pardon. the hot rebellion of her spirit I-ah, see I-ah, owe my re there was a subtle sense of a past covery to a—a stranger.” Here shared by these two-an intuition giddiness again overcame him, of a claim on Pipette's part to and he would have fallen had
succour, which gave her a distinct not Pipette caught him, and let yet indefinable shock. him down gently on to the bank. A little later Marmaduke, leanHe was pale and trembling all ing on Pipette's arm, was slowly
“This is pretty humiliat moving homewards. At one point, ing,” he muttered.
where the road widened for a few “Shut your eyes,” said Pipette, paces, she bade him rest on a who was a woman of action. “I moss-clad rock, while she stood will lead
gazing at the view. As she half He leant back, half
turned again, the glory of the scious, while Pipette stood by full sunset fell full on her face and of anxious fears, with a tide of shining hair. awakened early love flooding her Pipette ! is it you? We meet heart. Her reverie was broken at last,” he cried. in upon by the sound of hoofs, and round the curve came Kate The tonga waited for two mortal on her Cabulee. Pipette went to hours at the “ Chota Tope." meet her.
“ Sahib must be plenty sick,” “ Miss Trenchard !—you here! said the coachman. But the What is the matter ? Has Colonel sahib was smiling all
over his Ferrers been thrown?” and the face when he helped the lady girl looked from one to the other into the tonga, and next day all with strained expression and part- Tundarāt and Kalijigaum knew ed lips.
that Colonel Ferrers and Pipette “ Colonel Ferrers turned giddy Trenchard were to be married and faint. Will you ride home after the rains. and send the tonga to wait at the Pipette and Marmaduke were · Chota Tope'? Your man very happy in these first days, take Silver and my horse. I will revival meetings,” as Pipette guide Colonel Ferrers to the main called the courtship. The torch road when he is able to inove." of love had never gone out in all
the long years, and the “ashen when the cholera was raging, Mr grey delight” burst into clear Trenchard,” said Dr M'Anodyne. flame once more. Marmaduke is ** I don't think she'll pull through.” not a name that lends itself read- ... And she did not pull through! ily to endearing abbreviations. “Showed pluck to the very “ Marmee " is suggestive of an old end, man ; we'll never see the like woman, 6. Duke
too cold. Of of Pipette on this side of time,” course he had been “ Marmalade” said the doctor, creeping away in at Eton and in the regiment; but the early dawn. no romantic woman could call Safe at last from “the slings her adorer “ Marmalade ”. at least and arrows of outrageous fortune, not in that early Victorian era safe among the rank grass of the to which Pipette belonged, when English burying-ground at Kalijifurniture and fashions were hid- gilum, sleeps Pipette. And she cous, and women were pretty and had her wish. On a white tombsentimental. I don't know what stone, in black letters, are the l'ipette did with his name, I words-only know she was a moving em
PIPETTE, bodiment of bliss tempered by
MUQADDAM OF SPins. experience. And now the fairy
Borx 18 -, DIED 18–. yodmother put on the wings of Azrael and came down to visit
Nothing else. But I for one
often adil, with tears and in inpoor little Pipette for the last
visible ink, the letters R.I.P. time. “ You should never have brought
0. J., your sister back to Balijigaum
dutuna Dursul Rurens,"
ARCHÆOLOGICAL NOMADS IN
We started with three months that history written by their eneof nomad life before us from Mer- mies. They were then practically sina, a port of Asia Minor,—real masters of the Mediterranean, genuine nomad life in a hitherto un and carried their predatory exexplored district, without a village peditions as far as Italy. Pomor a town to speak of, up in the lofty pey reduced them in a big seamountains of “rugged Cilicia,” fight in the year
and where for this period we should planted the remainder of them in meet none save wanderers like our a town by the sea, and henceforselves : pastoral wanderers, who ward we only hear of them as go from pasture to pasture as ne peaceably acquiescing to the yoke cessity compels; whilst we pro- of Rome. Our researches led us fessed to be archæological nomads, to respect these pirates, and rather who went from one set of ruins to to regret their name, for they another in search of fresh material built for themselves great temples concerning a long ago defunct race to Jove and Hermes, and mighty of mankind.
fortress towns with polygonal A word or two concerning this masonry in the heart of the Taurus. country, its present and its past, They buried their dead in rockbefore we dive into its gorges and cut tombs, embellished with fine lose ourselves in its maze of rock figures in relief on the rocks. In and brushwood. This district, short, they gave evidence of posknown to the ancients as “Cilicia sessing a civilisation inferior to Aspera," from its rugged appear none existing in Asia Minor. ance, lies on the southern slopes of Their origin is lost in uncertainty the Taurus mountains, where they and myth a wild mountainous push their spurs right down to the race, who gained for themselves sea, and has for centuries been independence after the power of only inhabited by wandering tribes, the Seleucidæ began to wane, and offering as it does no attractions to who originally came under Greek the sedentary inhabitants of Asia influence four centuries before Minor. For the centuries immedi- the Christian era.1
Their kingately preceding our era, it was in- dom, as Strabo, who is almost habited by a race known to the our only authority, tells
us, Romans as the “Cilician Pirates,” was called Olba.? They were who appear from time to time on ruled over by priest - kings the pages of history, and whose priests of Jove, and dynasts of misfortune it has been to have Olba; and from the coasts of the
1 Isocrates Panegyricus (Or. 4, § 161).
2 Strabo, xiv. ch. 5, 10. “ And then higher up than this place (Anchiale, mod. Mersina) and Soli is a mountainous district, in which is the city of Olba, and a temple of Jove, the foundation of Ajax the son of Teucer, and the priest became dynast of Rugged Cilicia : then many tyrants succeeded in the government and formed piratical companies, and after the destruction of these, in our days even it is called the Teucrid dynasty and the priesthood of Teucer.” Sco also Head, 'Historia Nummorum,' on Olba.
Mediterranean up to a height of bottle of hair-dye, which would 4000 feet in the recesses of the stream down his forbidding face Taurus, this district was studded in black currents when it rained. with prosperous towns and villages, llis great recommendation was now entirely abandoned to the that he knew how to impose his Yourouks, as the Turks call this authority on the pastoral nomads, nomad race, from a word in their and he would have done the same language, youroumek, to wander. on the archæological ones had they There is a glamour about these not at once reduced him to order by mountain slopes, their deep gorges the threat of reduction in wages-a and craggy heights, in their present never-failing weapon when wielded state of utter abandonment, when against an oriental. one tries to people it with a hardy Strabo, the geographer, was our and independent race of freebooters only guiile-book, and oddly enough who refused to acknowledge the one of our horses was called Strabo conquering arm of Rome, like the by his Greek-speaking master, beIlighlanders of Scotland or the cause it was blind of one eye,—one Mahrattas of the Deccan, who of those miserable quadrupeds of fought a hopeless contest against the East, totally unfitted for a the overwhelming power of civili- mountaineering expedition such as sation.
we were about to undertake, which We drove for thirty miles along fell on every possible occasion, once a wretched Turkish round which nearly drowning itself in a stream, skirts the coast, in a rickety car and sending our chattels floating riage, to a spot called Lamas, where alway; and again falling with our the mountains come right down to jar of wine ngainst a rock, and the sea, and where we met the thereby reducing us to a condition horses which were to convey us
of enforced abstinence. The other into those mountains.
These five horses of our cavalcade were horses had three owners,
molerate specimens of their kind, Maronite and two
Armenians. and carried us safely over many We had a servant to administer an awkward spot. to our personal comforts, and a We took everything with uscurious individual who called him- beds, tables, chairs, tent, and groself Captain Achmed, who was to ceries—trusting only to find a suftiact as guide and mediator between ciency of meat and milk amongst us and the wandering tribes. A the nomad tribes. But in the man of
no definite race, who former case we were doomed to dressed himself in a fine Albanian disappointment, owing to two dress though he was no Albanian, somewhat different causes. In the bristling with quaint and useless first place, they would not part arms, he was one of those mongrel with their lambs and kids, because proclucts of the East who had, the flocks had run down during once upon a time, indulged in the recent years of famine ; and brigandage himself, and passed secondly, the owls were scarce, many years in prison, but who in
because they had last year found an his old age had found a certain excellent market for them at Merdegree of honesty the best policy. sina, where the French steamer He had been handsome, and still touches, and all the poultry had was vain ; and though carrying been conveyed to France for conbut little luggage, in it was a sumption during the exhibition
time. Consequently, though milk before they were formed into a and butter were plentiful we had Roman province. This last name to content ourselves with the flesh was that of King Archelaus, about of goats well stricken in years, whom Josephus has a good deal to and every one knows that this is tell us, whose daughter, Glaphyra, by no means palatable.
married the son of Herod the On the first plateau above the Great, and whose advice was much sea-level we visited three curious sought after by that monarch in depressions in the ground, averag- settling his family disputes. ing 200 feet in depth : one was This is quite one of the most 800 feet long, another was a awe-inspiring spots I have ever quarter of a mile round, and the seen, and from the nomads who third three-quarters. The walls dwell on its edge we inquired if of these holes were of calcareous they were not afraid of it, and if formation, and had in places been they never saw dread sights theredecorated by the pirates of old with in. No," said the oldest man quaint bas-reliefs and inscriptions. amongst them; "I and my father At the bottom of these holes before me have spent the winter flourished the wild verdure of the months here all our lives, and we mountains, -a dense jungle of have never seen anything. In fact, carobs, pomegranates, myrtle, and we call this hole Paradise, for we prickly thorns; and Strabo told can tether our camels and stable us how in his time flourished here our flocks in it. But there is excellent saffron, and I doubt not another hole hard by, which we that he was right, for though we call Purgatory, into which no one found none there, we saw abund can descend.”
So under his guidof it on
the mountains ance we visited this place. It is around.
separated from the Corycian Cave The largest of these depressions by a sea of pointed calcareous had a cave at its southern extrem- rocks, and it is a round hole a ity, eating its way for a couple quarter of a mile round, with sides of hundred feet into the rock. sloping inwards to the depth of This was the anciently famed two hundred feet, all hung with Corycian Cave, about three miles stalactites, amongst which countbehind the old town of Corycos, less pigeons build their nests. which Strabo tells us was cele- Without a good strong rope no one brated in ancient cult as the prison could possibly descend into it, and where Jove kept bound the giant as we had not this wherewithal we Typhon, and where in those olden were reluctantly obliged to forcdays frenzied oracles were uttered go the pleasure. “Only once to by its priests. Here we found my knowledge has any one been several inscriptions identifying it, down," said the old Yourouk. and accidentally by pulling down “About thirty years ago, a nomad an outer wall in the temple of shot a Turk, and dragged him Jove which stood at the lip of the still living to the hole. The Turk cave, we came across a list of the clung to the roots which hung priest-kings of this district, 162 around, but the nomad cut the in all, the rulers of the race of stalks, and the unfortunate man
very pirates down to the
was hurled into the abyss. A 1 Strabo, p. 670; Ischylus, Prom. 331; and Pindar, Pyth. i. 31.