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Unformatted text preview: nd to tempt Christ in the desert. You say to me, 'I would make you the ruler of the world.' " "Yes, I say that! And I am prepared to assist you, to bring back your breed in full force and power again." "And if you do think me this witless monster! Why would you so generously do this for me?" "Brother, go with him," said my sister. "I don't know if this female exists. I have never beheld a female Taltos. But they are born, that's true. If you don't go, you will die tonight. You have heard tell of the little people. Do you know what they are?" I didn't answer. I wanted to say, I do not care. "They are the spawn of the witch that fails to grow into the Taltos. They carry the souls of the damned." "The damned are in hell," I replied. "You know this isn't so. The damned return in many forms. The dead can be restless, greedy, filled with vengeance. The little people dance and couple, drawing out the Christian men and women who would be wi...
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