The Word Volume 2

The Word Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...of efiort here and now; and gold was to be the mighty means of his accomplishment. "Then his plan had so far progressed that the priests must of need know, and so give sanction to his acts, Zakalta and I, his chosen successor, set ourselves firmly against it. We planted ourselves upon the ancient rites and divine wisdom in which, as one of the priestly order, Melaktla shared. Our opposition to his plan availed nothing, so far as changing his determination, and at the last we were obliged to demand, by the right of the soul, the intervention of the lower gods. That a great change in the rites of worship was soon to be made we knew, as did all the priests and nobles. Melaktla himself had been shown this when, at the time of the zenith sun, he, with Zakalta and I, had gone into the mountain to the clear pool to inquire the will of the God, and to read his answer as written by the beams of the full moon on the surface of the placid water. That answer had been plainly and clearly written, "the orders shall pass away and all my children shall choose, each for himself." Zakalta's vision was unclouded by any selfish desire and he saw clearly the symbol showing how the change' was to be wrought. I myself read it. Each one who wished was to be taught the craft or calling of another order, and be allowed to enter it after five summers spent as a learner, but in so doing he abandoned all right to remain in, or ever to re-enter, his former order. Then it was promised. "after all is accomplished, the Children of the Sun shall journey over the wide world in peace and carry wisdom to all who dwell on the earth. " But Melaktla had clouded his vision by his selfish wish, and he declared that, as royal priest, he...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 8.38mm | 285.76g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236886941
  • 9781236886941