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TheProjectGutenbergEBookofRainbow'sEnd,byRexBeach ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwithalmostno restrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayorre-useitunderthe termsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincludedwiththiseBookoronlineat www.gutenberg.org Title:Rainbow'sEnd Author:RexBeach PostingDate:May2,2013[EBook#5086]ReleaseDate:February,2004First Posted:April22,2002 Language:English ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKRAINBOW'SEND *** ProducedbyCharlesFranksandtheOnlineDistributedProofreadingTeam RAINBOW'SEND ByREXBEACH Authorof"THEAUCTIONBLOCK""THESPOILERS""THEIRONTRAIL" Etc Illustrated CONTENTS I THEVALLEYOFDELIGHT II SPANISHGOLD III "THEO'REILLY" IV RETRIBUTION V ACRYFROMTHEWILDERNESS VI THEQUESTBEGINS VII THEMANWHOWOULDKNOWLIFE VIII THESPANISHDOUBLOON IX MARAUDERS X O'REILLYTALKSHOGLATIN XI THEHANDOFTHECAPTAIN-GENERAL XII WHENTHEWORLDRANBACKWARD XIII CAPITULATION XIV AWOMANWITHAMISSION XV FILIBUSTERS XVI THECITYAMONGTHELEAVES XVII THECITYOFBEGGARS XVIII SPEAKINGOFFOOD XIX THATSICKMANFROMSANANTONIO XX ELDEMONIO'SCHILD XXI TREASURE XXII THETROCHA XXIII INTOTHECITYOFDEATH XXIV ROSA XXV THEHAUNTEDGARDEN XXVI HOWCOBOSTOODONHISHEAD XXVII MORIN,THEFISHERMAN XXVIII THREETRAVELERSCOMEHOME XXIX WHATHAPPENEDATSUNDOWN XXX THEOWLANDTHEPUSSY-CAT I THEVALLEYOFDELIGHT InallprobabilityyourfirstviewofthevalleyoftheYumuriwillbefromthe HermitageofMontserrate,foritistherethatthecocherosdriveyou Upthe windingroadtheytakeyou,withthebayatyourbackandthegorgeatyour right,tothecrestofanarrowridgewherethechapelstands Oncethere,you overlookthefairestsightinallChristendom—"theloveliestvalleyintheworld," asHumboldtcalledit—fortheYumurinestlesrightatyourfeet,avaleofpure delight,aglimpseofParadisethatbewilderstheeyeandfillsthesoulwith ecstasy Itislargerthanitseemsatfirstsight;throughitmeanderstheriver,coilingand uncoiling,hiddenhereandtherebyjunglegrowths,andseekingfinaloutlet throughacleftinthewallnotunlikeacrackinthesideofapaintedbowl The placeseemstohavebeenfashionedasadwellingfordryadsandhamadryads, fornixiesandpixies,andallthefabledspiritsofforestandstream Fairyhands tinteditssteepslopesandcarpeteditslevelfloorwiththerichestofgreen brocades Nowhereisthereaclashofcolor;nowheredoesanakedhillsideor monstrousjutofrockobtrudetomaritsplacidbeauty;nowherecanyouseea crude,disfiguringmarkofman'shandiwork—thereareonlyfields,andbowers, withanoccasionalthatchedrooffadedgraybythesun Royalpalms,mostperfectoftrees,arescatteredeverywhere Theystandalone orinstatelygroves,theirlushfrondsdroopinglikegiganticostrichplumes,their slimtrunksassmoothandregularandwhiteasifturnedinagiantlatheandthen rubbedwithpipe-clay InallCuba,islandofbewitchingvistas,thereisnoother Yumuri,andinallthewideworld,perhaps,thereisnovalleyofmoodsand aspectssovarying Youshouldseeitatevening,allwarmandslumberous,all goldandgreenandpurple;oratearlydawn,whenthemistsarefadinglikepale memoriesofdreamsandthetintsaredelicate;oragain,duringatempest,when itisacaldronofwhirlingvaporsandwhenthepalm-treesbendlikecoryphees, tossingtheirarmstothegallopinghurricane Butwhateverthetimeofdayorthe seasonoftheyearatwhichyouvisitit,theYumuriwillrenderyouwordless withdelight,andyouwillvowthatitisthehappiestvalleymen'seyeshaveever lookedupon StandingtherebesidetheshrineofOurLadyofMontserrate,youwillsee beyondthecleftthroughwhichtheriveremergesanotherhill,LaCumbre,from whichtheviewisalmostaswonderful,andyourdrivermaytellyouaboutthe splendidhomesthatusedtograceitsslopesinthegoldendayswhenCubahad anaristocracy TheywereclassicRomanvillas,suchasoncelinedtheViaAppia —littlepalaces,withmosaicsandmarblesandpreciouswoodsimportedfrom Europe,andfurnishedwiththeraresttreasures—forinthosedaystheCuban planterswererichandspenttheirmoneylavishly Melancholyremindersofthis splendorexistevennowintheshapeofacrumbledruinhereandthere,a lichenedpillar,anoccasionalporcelainurninitsplaceatopavine-grownbitof wall Yourcocheromaypointoutacertaingroveoforange-trees,nowlittlemore thanaranktangle,andtellyouaboutthequintaofDonEstebanVarona,andits hiddentreasure;aboutlittleEstebanandRosa,thetwins;andaboutSebastian, thegiantslave,whodiedinfury,takingwithhimthesecretofthewell TheSpanishMainisrichintalesoftreasure-trove,forwhentheAntilleswere mostaffluenttheywereleastsecure,andmenwereputtostrangeshiftsto protecttheirfortunes Certainhoards,likejewelsoftragichistory,intime assumedasortofevilpersonality,notinfrequentlyexercisingadireinfluence overthelivesofthosewhochancedtofallundertheirspells Itwasasifthe moneywereaccursed,forcertainlytheseekersoftencametoevil Ofsucha characterwastheVaronatreasure DonEstebanhimselfwasneitherbetternor worsethanothermenofhistime,andalthoughpartofthemoneyhehidwas wrungfromthetoilofslavesandthetrafficintheirbodies,muchofitwasclean enough,andintimetheearthpurifieditall Sincehisactsmadesodeepan impress,andsincethetreasureheleftplayedsobigapartinthedestiniesof thosewhocameafterhim,itiswellthatsomeaccountofthesemattersshouldbe given Thestory,pleaseremember,isanoldone;ithasbeenoftentold,andinthe tellingandretellingitisbutnaturalthatacertainglamour,acertaintropical extravagance,shouldattachtoit,thereforeyoushouldmakeallowanceforsome exaggeration,someaccretionsduetothelapseoftime Inthemain,however,it iswellauthenticatedandrunsparalleltofact DonaRosaVaronalivedbarelylongenoughtolearnthatshehadgivenbirthto twins DonEsteban,whompeopleknewasagrimman,tooktheblowofhis suddenbereavementasbecameoneofhisstrongfiber Leavingthepriestupon hiskneesandthedoctorbusiedwiththebabies,hestrodethroughthehouseand outintothesunset,followedbythewailsoftheslavewomen Fromthenegro quarterscamethesoundofotherandevenlouderlamentations,forDonaRosa hadbeenwelllovedandthenewsofherpassinghadspreadquickly DonEstebanwasatheartaselfishman,andnow,therefore,hefeltasullen, fierceresentmentmingledwithhisgrief Whattrickwasthis?heaskedhimself Whathadhedonetomeritsuchmisfortune?Hadhenotmaderichgiftstothe Church?HadhenotgoneonfoottotheshrineofOurLadyofMontserratewith asplendidvotiveoffering—apairofeardrops,anecklace,andacrucifix,allof diamondsthatquiveredinthesunlightlikedropsofpurestwater?Hadhenot kneltandprayedforhiswife'ssafedeliveryandthenhunghisgiftsuponthe sacredimage,asLoyolahadhunguphisweaponsbeforethatothercounterpart ofOurLady?DonEstebanscowledatthememory,forthosegemswereofthe finest,andcertainlyofavaluesufficienttorecompensetheVirginforany ordinarymiracle Theywereworthfivethousandpesosatleast,hetoldhimself; theyrepresentedthepriceoffiveslaves—fiveofhisfinestgirls,schooledin housekeepingandofanagesuitableforbreeding Anextravagance,truly!Don Estebanknewthevalueofmoneyaswellasanybody,andhesworenowthathe wouldgivenomoretotheChurch Helookedupfromhisunhappymusingstofindagigantic,barefootednegro standingbeforehim Theslavewasmiddle-aged;hiskinkyhairwasgrowing gray;buthewasofsuperbproportions,andthemuscleswhichshowedthrough therentsinhiscottongarmentswereassmoothandsuppleasthoseofa stripling Hisblackfacewaspuckeredwithgrief,ashebegan: "Master,isittruethatDonaRosa—"Thefellowchoked "Yes,"Estebannodded,wearily,"sheisdead,Sebastian." TearscametoSebastian'seyesandoverflowedhischeeks;hestoodmotionless, strivingtovoicehissympathy Atlengthhesaid: "Shewastoogoodforthisworld Godwasjealousandtookherto Paradise." Thewidowedmancriedout,angrily: "Paradise!Whatisthisbutparadise?"Hestaredwithresentfuleyesatthebeauty roundabouthim "See!TheYumuri!"DonEstebanflungalongarmoutward "Doyouthinkthereisasightlikethatinheaven?Andyonder—"Heturnedto theharborfarbelow,withitsfleetofsailing-shipsrestinglikeaflockofgulls uponaseaofquicksilver Beyondthebay,twentymilesdistant,arangeofhazy mountainshidthehorizon Facingtothesouth,Estebanlookedupthefulllength ofthevalleyoftheSanJuan,cleartothemajesticPandeMatanzas,awonderful sightindeed;thenhiseyesreturned,astheyalwaysdid,totheYumuri,Valleyof Delight "Paradiseindeed!"hemuttered "Igavehereverything Shegained nothingbydying." Withagravethoughtfulnesswhichprovedhimsuperiortotheordinaryslave, Sebastianreplied: "True!Shehadallthatanywoman'sheartcoulddesire,butinreturnforyour goodnessshegaveyouchildren Youhavelosther,butyouhavegainedanheir, andabeautifulgirlbabywhowillgrowtobeanotherDonaRosa Igrievedas yougrieve,onceuponatime,formywomandiedinchildbirth,too You remember?Butmydaughterlives,andshehasbroughtsunshineintomyold age Thatisthepurposeofchildren."Hepausedandshiftedhisweight uncertainly,digginghisstiffblacktoesintothedirt Afteratimehesaid,slowly: "Excellency!Now,aboutthe—well—?" "Yes Whataboutit?"Estebanliftedsmolderingeyes "DidtheDonaRosaconfidehershareofthesecrettoanyone?Thosepriestsand thosedoctors,youknow—?" "Shediedwithoutspeaking." "Thenitrestsbetweenyouandme?" "Itdoes,unlessyouhavebabbled." "Master!"Sebastiandrewhimselfupandtherewasrealdignityinhisblackface "Understand,mywholefortuneisthere—everything,eventothedeedsofpatent fortheplantations IfIthoughttherewasdangerofyourbetrayingmeIwould haveyourtonguepulledoutandyoureyestornfromtheirsockets." Theblackmanspokewithasimplicitythatcarriedconviction "Youhaveseen metested YouknowIamfaithful But,master,thissecretisagreatburdenfor myoldshoulders,andIhavebeenthinking—Timesareunsettled,DonEsteban, anddeathcomeswithoutwarning Youareknowntobetherichestmaninthis provinceandthesegovernmentofficialsarerobbers Suppose—Ishouldbeleft alone?Whatthen?" Theplanterconsideredforamoment "Theyaremycountrymen,butacurseon them,"hesaid,finally "Well,whenmychildrenareoldenoughtoholdtheir tonguestheywillhavetobetold IfI'mgone,youshallbetheonetotellthem Nowleaveme;thisisnotimetospeakofsuchthings." Sebastianwentasnoiselesslyashehadcome Onhiswaybacktohisquartershe tookthepathtothewell—theplacewheremostofhistimewasordinarilyspent Sebastianhaddugthiswell,andwithhisownhandshehadbeautifiedits surroundingsuntiltheyweretheloveliestontheVaronagrounds Therockfor thebuildingofthequintahadbeenquarriedhere,andinthecenterofthe resultingdepression,grass-grownandfloweringnow,wasthewellitself Its watersseepedfromsubterraneancavernsandfiltered,pureandcool,throughthe porouscountryrock Plantain,palm,orange,andtamarindtreesborderedthe hollow;overtherockywallsranariotofvinesandfernsandornamentalplants ItwasSebastian'stasktokeepthisplacegreen,andthitherhetookhisway,from forceofhabit ThroughthetwilightcamePanchoCueto,themanager,ayoungishman,witha narrowfaceandbold,close-seteyes SpyingSebastian,hebegan: "SoDonEstebanhasanheiratlast?" Theslaverubbedhiseyeswiththeheelofhishugeyellowpalmandanswered, respectfully: "Yes,DonPancho Twolittleangels,aboyandagirl."Hisgraybrowsdrew togetherinapainfulfrown "DonaRosawasasaint Nodoubtthereisgreat rejoicinginheavenathercoming Eh?Whatdoyouthink?" Theboathandledwellenough,allthingsconsidered;nevertheless,toO'Reilly, hernavigator,itwasananxioushour Notonlywasheforcedtokeepasharp lookoutforblockadinggunboats,buthefearedhewasdoingwrongin committinghispreciousfreighttotheuncertaintiesoftheAtlantic Evenhadhe beenalone,withacrewofablesailorsunderhim,thisvoyagewouldhave dauntedhim,foritwaswithoutdoubtthewildestadventureinwhichhehadever participated Whenhehintedatthesefearsandputthematterbeforehis companionsforafinaltest,Branchrefusedtospeak,butEstebanandthegirls wereearnestlyinfavorofpushingon Jacket,ofcourse,loudlysecondedthem Atsunsettheyenteredapassandranbetweenlowmangrovebanks Thetide wasebbingandithurriedthemthroughandoutintotheopensea,wheretheyfelt theliftofthemightyoceanswell Overtheseslowundulationsthesailboat plowed,headingtowardtheemptynorthernhorizon,withthekindlingPoleStar asabeacon Theskywasclear,theseawasgentlyroughenedbythenight breeze,theconstellationsgrewbrightandappearedtohanglow Whenthecoast-lineofCubahadbecomeablurasternRosacreptbackand seatedherselfbesideherhusband "IbreathefreelyforthefirsttimesincethatdaywhenDonMariocametooffer memarriage,"shetoldhim "Thepastisbeginningtoseemlikeabad,bad dreamandIfeelagreathope,agreatgladness Iamreborn,O'Rail-ye." "Afewhoursmoreandwecanallbreatheeasy."Hesmileddownather Shelaid hersmallpalmoverhisfingerswhichgraspedthesteering-oar,whereuponhe criedwithpretendedsternness:"Avastthere!Don'tdistracttheattentionofthe skipperorhe'llsailhisboatincircles Lookoutorhe'llsendyoubelow." Rosapersistedmutinously,sohepunishedherwithakissplantedfairlyuponher poutinglips,whereuponshenestledclosertohim "HowmuchIloveyou,"she whispered "ButInevercantellyou,forweareneveralone Wasthereeversuch acourtship,suchamarriage,andsuchaweddingjourneyasours?" "We'retheowlandthepussy-catwhowenttoseainabeautifulpea-greenboat, 'Withplentyofhoneyandlotsofmoney,wrappedupinaten-poundnote.'Some daywhenwe'vesettleddowninourHarlemflat,andI'mworkinghard,we'll lookbackonthisandconsideritromantic,thrilling Maybewe'lllongfor excitement." "NotI,"Rosashivered "Tobesafe,tohaveyoualltomyselfwhereIcanspoil you,thatwillbeexcitementenough." "We'llrentthatlittleapartmentIlookedat,oronejustlikeit." "But,O'Rail-ye,we'rerich." "I—I'dforgottenthat Thenlet'spretendtobepoor Thinkhowourneighbors wouldtalkaboutthatprettyMrs O'Reillyonthefourthfloor,andher magnificentjewels They'dswearIwasasmuggler." Astheeveninglengthenedandtheboatforgedsteadilyaheadthetwosat murmuringhappily Forward,anotherbrideandgroomweresimilarlyengaged BranchandJackettookturnsbailing Itprovedtobealong,longnight,fortheboat,thoughroomy,was uncomfortable O'Reillysteeredasstraightacourseashecouldwithout compass,buttowardmorninghesawthattheskywasgrowingovercastandhis apprehensionsstirredanew Daylightbroughtanincreasedbreezewhichheeled theboatfurther Shemadebetterspeed,butshelikewisetookmorewater throughherseamsanditbecamenecessarytolendLeslieandJacketahandwith thebailing Thedeepchannelwasfarbehindnow,andtheywereontheshallow BahamaBanks;beneaththemtheycouldglimpsebedsofsponges,patchesof coral,whitebottomwithoccasionalforestsofbrilliant-huedseafans The horizonstillremainedvacantandthetipofAndroslayfartothenorth Fortunatelythehazewasnotthickenoughtowhollyobscurethesunandso O'Reillywasenabledtoholdhiscourse Buthedidnotlikethelookofthings Byteno'clocktheseawastumblingandtheworm-eatenhulkwaslaboring It becamenecessarytoshortensail Soonthebottomoftheboatwasawashand Estebanlayinapoolofbrine Evenwhenthegirlshelpedtodipitouttheycould notloweritslevel Thewindfreshenedsteadily;allhandsworkeddesperately, wettotheskin Intimetherecameaspitefuldrizzlewhichcompletelyhidthesunandleftno indicationofthecourseexceptthedirectionwhencedrovetherain Noonespokenow EvenEstebanlaysilent,shiveringmiserablyuponhissodden bed InobediencetoO'Reilly'scommandJacketflungoverboardallbutahalf- dozenoftheremainingcocoanuts Rosafinallystraightenedherachingbackand smiledatherhusband "Arewegoingdown?"sheasked "Ohno!Thisismerelyasquall,"hetoldher,withanassumptionofconfidence hewasfarfromfeeling Johnnietriedtoreasonhimselfintoamorehopefulframeofmind Heassured himselfthatheandhiscompanionshadsurvivedtoomanyperilstobecomethe preyofanidlebreezelikethis;hearguedthatnofatecouldbesocruelasto cheatthemwhentheyweresoclosetosafety Butthismanfuleffortbroughthim littlecomfortinthefaceofthechillingrainandwiththewhitecapscurling higher Deliverancecamesuddenly,andfromtheleast-expectedquarter Outofthemist tostarboardtherematerializedashape,aschoonerdrivingaheadofthewind Therefugeesdescriedhersimultaneouslyandstoodankledeepinthewash, wavingtheirhatsandtheircalabashes,andshoutingcrazilyuntilshesawthem andfetchedup Intensethanksgiving,ameltingrelief,robbedO'Reillyofhalfhisstrength;his handswereshaking,hismusclesweak;hecouldbarelybringhiscraftalongside Hesawblackfacesstaringdown,heheardcriesofamazementandsurprised inquiries,thenaheaving-linecameaboardandtheleakytubwasdrawnclose Therewasababbleofvoices,shoutedquestions,hystericalanswers Rosawas weepingsoftly;NorinehadliftedEstebanandnowclutchedhimtight,whileher tearsfelluponhisface TheschoonerwasaspongerboundforNassau;itsblackbirdcrewspokeEnglish andtheywillinglyhelpedthestrangersoverside,laughingandshoutingina child-likedisplayofexcitement Howfirm,howgratefulwasthefeelofthat stoutdeck!Howsafetheschooner'smeasuredroll!O'Reilly'skneesgaveway, heclutchedwithstrainedandachingfingersattheriggingtosupporthimself, leavingBranchandJackettotellthesurprisingstoryoftheirpresencehere Soon therewashotfoodandcoffee,drybedsandblanketsforthosewhoneededthem Johnnietuckedhisbridesnuglyintooneofthehardberths,thenstoopedand kissedher Rosa'steethwerechattering,butshesmiledhappily "God'shanddirectedus,"shesaid "Oneonlyneedstopraylongenoughand strongenoughandHewillhear." Itwasamonthlater QuaintoldNassaulaydozingunderanafternoonsun Its wideshellstreets,itslowhouses,thebeachagainstwhichitcrowded,were dazzlingwhite,asifthetownhadbeenwashedclean,thenspreadouttobleach UponthehorizonJaytumbled,foamycloudmasses,likefrothblownthither fromthesceneofthecleansing Abreezecausedthesurfaceoftheharborto danceanddimplemerrily,thesoundoflaughtercamefromthewater-front wherebarefootspongersandfishermenwerebusywiththeirboatsandgear Robustnegresseswithdeepbosomsandrollinghipsbalancedbasketsandtrays upontheirheadsandstoodgossipingwithoneanotherorexchangingshouts withtheirmenacrossthewater Therewasnoisehere,butthetownasawhole wassomnolent,peaceful Itsprawledbesidethesealikealazymanlostinday dreamsandlulledbythelappingsurfandthehumofinsects UpfromthebeachcameO'Reillyandhisyouthfulalterego,Jacket Theywere cladincleanwhiteclothes;amonthofresthaddonethemgood Jacketwasno longerwizened;hewasplumpandsleekandasfullofmischiefasacolt,while O'Reilly'sleannesshaddisappearedandhefilledhisgarmentsasamanshould Theyhadspentthedayfishingonthereefsandnowborehomethechoicestpart oftheircatch Theyturnedinthroughapicketgateandupawalkflankedbyflower-bedsand outlinedbetweenrowsofinvertedglassbottlessetsidebyside,theBahamaidea ofneatnessandbeauty Attheendofthewalkstoodacottagewithwideporches hiddenbeneathjasmineandhoneysuckleandmorning-gloryvines O'Reilly'seyeswereshiningwithanticipation;heyodeledloudly Buttherewas noneedforhimtoadvertisehisreturn,foratthefirstclickofthegate-latcha figurehadstartedfromthefragrantbowerandnowcameflyingtomeethim "Look,Rosa!"Jacketliftedtheheavystringoffish "Wehadstupendousluck." ButRosawasinherhusband'sarmsandneithershenorO'Reillyhadeyesfor anythingbuteachother "Youweregoneforages,"poutedthebride "Youmissedme,eh?" "See!Icaughtthebiggestones,asusual,"Jacketboasted "I'maskilful fishermanandItalktomyhook,butO'Reillysitsdreamingaboutsomebody whilethelittlecrabseatallhisbait."Whenthisevokednonoticetheboy shruggedindisgustandwentonaroundthehouse,muttering:"Caramba!You'd thinkthey'dgetsickofsomuchbillingandcooing Butno!Ihavetostealhim awayandtakehimswimmingorfishingifIwantawordalonewithhim And theothersarejustasbad—anotherpairofpigeons It'slikelivinginadovecote." Rosa,too,hadvastlychanged Shewascladinacharminglittlemuslindress, thereweredimplesinhercheeks,sheworeaheavyMardchalNeilbudather breast O'Reillyheldheroffanddevouredherwithhiseyes "Sweetheart,yougrowfresherandmorebeautifuleveryhour,"saidhe Rosadanceduponhertoes,andtuggedathim "Butcomequicklyandseethe surprisewehave I'vebeenwildforyourreturn,sohurry."Sheledhimswiftly upthesteps,andthere,standingbesideachair,wasEstebanVarona "Hedressed himselfandwalkedoutherealone HE'SWELL!" "Esteban!Really—" Thebrothernoddeddecisively "It'strue Irebelledatlast To-morrowI'llwalktothegateandthenextdaywe'llgofishing." "Jove!Howsplendid!" "Why,I'masfirmonmyfeetasarock." NorineemergedthroughoneoftheFrenchwindowsandexplained:"Hetook advantageofmewhileIwasgoneforthemail,andnowhe'squiteoutofcontrol Here'saletterfromLeslie,bytheway He'shomeandhasapositionandhopes we'llfollowsoon There'sonebitofnews;hesaysthetalkofintervention increasesandhemayhavetoreturntoCubaasawarcorrespondent Fancy!He's deathlyfrightenedattheprospect." "Intervention!Thatwouldbefine,"Estebancried O'Reillynodded "Oh,it's boundtocome,andwhenUncleSamtakesholdCubawillbefree." Norineagreed:"I'msureofit Andthen—we'llallgobacktoourrainbow'send anddigforthatpotofgold." Estebanturnedadoringeyesuponthespeaker;hetookherhandinhis "I'vefoundmyrainbow'send,"saidhe "AndI'vefoundmine,"O'Reillyasserted "I'vegainedyourfather'streasure,and more—I'vefoundtheprizeofalltheIndies."WithhisarmaboutRosahedrew herintothehouse EstebanloweredhimselfintohischairandNorinerestedherselfuponitsarm Helaybackwitheyesclosed Fromtheregionsattherearcamethevoiceof Jacket Theboywasinadeclamatorymood Hehadgatheredanaudience,as washisdailycustom,andwasaddressingtheminEnglish: "Iskilledmore'nadozenSpaniardsatPinoBravo Itwasmyday ByrightsI shouldhavebeenmadeageneral,but—" THEEND EndoftheProjectGutenbergEBookofRainbow'sEnd,byRexBeach ***ENDOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKRAINBOW'SEND*** *****Thisfileshouldbenamed5086.txtor5086.zip*****Thisandall associatedfilesofvariousformatswillbefoundin: http://www.gutenberg.org/5/0/8/5086/ ProducedbyCharlesFranksandtheOnlineDistributedProofreadingTeam Updatededitionswillreplacethepreviousone—theoldeditionswillbe renamed 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