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ELDORADO

BY LEVI BISHOP

leaving their quoits behind them as if they were of no value. Candide at once gathered them up, ran after the preceptor and humbly presented them to him, giving at the same time to understand, by signs, that their royal highnesses had forgotten their gold and precious stones. The magistrate threw them down with a smile, looked at the strangers with surprise, and quietly continued on his way. The travelers gathered them up, and concluded that the children of the king of this country must be remarkably well bred, inasmuch as they were taught to despise gold, emeralds, and rubies. Candide and his companion now went forward to the first house in the village. It was constructed like the palaces of Europe. A crowd was about the door and a still greater one inside. The sweetest music charmed the ear, while a grateful odor proceeded from the preparation of food. Finding that the Peruvian language, which was understood by the companion of Candide, was spoken in the place, our voyagers entered and found that what had appeared as a palace was only an ale-house. At once two boys and two girls dressed in cloth of gold, and having their hair tied with ribbons, approached and invited them with great politeness to take their seats at the table. Dinner was then served in courses. First came four courses of soup, each of two parrots. Then boiled slices from an enormous vulture weighing over two hundred pounds. Next, delicious roast pieces from two well fed monkeys. And finally, several hundred humming birds served upon elegant plates. The whole was accompanied with exquisite relishes and closed with delicious pastry.

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