chapter  IX
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CHAPTER IX

THEREhasbeenanotherdelugeduringthe nightlastingfromtwoo'clocktofour,and, althoughthethatchedroofhasprotectedus faithfullyenough,theairissoimpregnated withmoisturethatweawakesoakedasbythe stormitself.

Now,however,thedayisbroadeningina puresplendour.Theblue,cloudlessskyis innocenceitself.Ithereforehavetheoxen harnessedtoourlittlejoggingcarts,in ordertoreturntotheforestandvisitthat templeofBayon,ofwhichIhadbutaglimpse, thedaybeforeyesterday,intherainytwilight.