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The Romance of Golden Star ...   By: (1857-1906)

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THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STAR ...

by

GEORGE [CHETWYND] GRIFFITH[ JONES]

Reprint Edition 1978 by Arno Press Inc. Reprinted from a copy in The Library of the University of California, Riverside Editorial Supervision: Marie Stareck

THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STAR

[Illustration: Hail, Son of the Sun!

Page 78.

THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STAR.

Frontispiece. ]

THE ROMANCE OF GOLDEN STAR ...

by

GEORGE GRIFFITH

Author of 'The Angel of the Revolution,' 'Olga Romanoff,' 'The Outlaws of the Air,' 'Valdar the Oft Born,' 'Briton or Boer?' Etc., Etc.

Illustrated by Alfred Pearse

'To that Son of the Sacred Race who for Honour and Faith and Love shall take the hand of a pure virgin of his own holy blood and with her pass fearless through the Gate of Death into the shadows which lie beyond shall be given the glory of casting out the Oppressor and raising the Rainbow Banner once more above the Golden Throne of the Incas. On that Throne he shall sit and wield power and mete out justice and mercy to the Children of the Sun when the gloom that is falling upon the Land of the Four Regions shall have passed away in the dawn of a brighter age.'

THE PROPHECY CONTAINED IN THE ANCIENT LEGEND OF VILCAROYA INCA AND GOLDEN STAR, HIS SISTER BRIDE.

London: F. V. White & Co.... 14 Bedford Street, Strand, W.C. 1897

CONTENTS

PROLOGUE

PAGE

HIS HIGHNESS THE MUMMY 1

A PHYSIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT 16

CHAPTER I

BACK THROUGH THE SHADOWS 32

CHAPTER II

BROTHERS OF THE BLOOD 47

CHAPTER III

IN THE HALL OF GOLD 66

CHAPTER IV

THE SISTER STARS 86

CHAPTER V

HOW DJAMA DID HIS WORK 105

CHAPTER VI

THE WAKING OF GOLDEN STAR 124

CHAPTER VII

IN THE THRONE ROOM OF YUPANQUI 145

CHAPTER VIII

HOW THE SOUL OF GOLDEN STAR CAME BACK 168

CHAPTER IX

THE TREACHERY OF DJAMA 188

CHAPTER X

ON THE RODADERO 209

CHAPTER XI

HOW WE TOOK THE CITY OF THE SUN 230

CHAPTER XII

QUEEN AND CROWN 250

CHAPTER XIII

HOW DJAMA PAID HIS DEBT 262

CHAPTER XIV

THE RE KINDLING OF THE SACRED FIRE 271

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

BY

ALFRED PEARSE

PAGE

'HAIL, SON OF THE SUN!' Frontispiece

'AM I ONLY DREAMING THAT THE DEATH SLEEP IS OVER?' 26

THE DAGGER POINT DROPPED TILL IT WAS WITHIN AN INCH OF GOLDEN STAR'S BREAST 119

THEY THRUST HIM IN WITH HIS ARMS STILL BOUND 205

IT HAD SMITTEN HIM TO THE HEART 228

NOW THE MOMENT FOR THE GIVING OF THE SIGN HAD COME 280

The Romance of Golden Star

PROLOGUE

I

HIS HIGHNESS THE MUMMY

'Ah, what a thing it would be for us if his Inca Highness were really only asleep, as he looks to be! Just think what he could tell us how easily he could re create that lost wonderland of his for us, what riddles he could answer, what lies he could contradict. And then think of all the lost treasures that he could show us the way to. Upon my word, if Mephistopheles were to walk into this room just now, I think I should be tempted to make a bargain with him. Do you know, Djama, I believe I would give half the remainder of my own life, whatever that may be, to learn the secrets that were once locked up in that withered, desiccated brain of his... Continue reading book >>




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