Night Drums

Night Drums

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Night Drums

Night Drums

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“—and the white man shall be destroyed when
Shango, god of thunder, joins hands with his brother
Ogun, god of iron and of war—“

A Legend of the Yoruba Negroes.

Camposolo tossed down the brandy. He rose and started toward the door.

“Quick, captain!”

“Quick—what?” Davies was perturbed and, too, a little antagonized.

Just a few minutes before he had finished a letter to his people in New York, telling them of his coming, and he had permitted himself the luxury of daydreaming: dreams of home, of New York, a cloudy autumn day there, with the sweet scent of the birches in Central Park and the pat-pat-pat of the slow, soft rain; and of course he had dreamed of other foolish things, of the clank and rattle of street cars and automobiles, of thousands of white men hustling along the paved streets and talking English, of a swift game of two-handed stud at his old club; of a solid afternoon with half a dozen Sunday newspapers heaped about him in glorious profusion.

And when he saw the glitter in Camposolo’s eyes . . .

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