Fonnit, frightened into speechlessness and unable to move, said, as
they hurried up : " Ah, Miss Fairy ; you----"
Here Prido, cursing and holding his gun full cock, said: " Not a
a word, you beast, you! " but Decen grabbed the gun out of Prido's
hand and said : " Don't shoot, he'll die too easy Carry your sister
home and bring back a rope, we'll hang the dog."
Fonnit again said : " Please let me tell----"
Here Prido knocked him o'er the head with the muzzle of the gun
and walked off.
Fonnit now called on Decen and was answered by a blow that laid
him prostrate on the ground. He called his mother ; Decen repeated
the blow, and he wallowed in his blood 'till the rope came. They
fixed the rope to the limb of the oak, and Decen bid Fonnit to arise,
climb and put in his head. Fonnit arose, saying : " Lord ! Lord!'*
Decen cried out: " Put in your head, sir, and go on to hell where
Fonnit stood still, murmuring as if he was insensible now of
Prido, impatient for his death, beat him over the head ; but Deeen
said : " Don't; it will render him insensible of pain/'
So they all tied him, put his neck in the rope, and cursed him till
life expired. In a short while the news was spread all over the
neighborhood. Micur and Braddo soon arrived and took his body
away Chival, at his house that night, kissed his son and blessed
the young men.
When the excitement of Fonnit's fate had subsided, and its air
calmed down through the community, Fairy one night in a dream
saw a body red with blood hanging to a tree in the forest. Its eye¬
balls were resting outside of their sockets and the tongue projected
far out ; blood was gushing out of its mouth, and around it were
young men, with eyes sparkling with fire, cursing and striking it.
She trembled and hallooed out in fear of the wicked crew till she
saw a youth, clad in a white robe, standing off aside and looking se¬
renely on the bloody sight. Drawn by his lovely and peaceful bear¬
ing, she cried out: " Kind stranger, save, oh, save me!" "Oh, the
sight ! 0, pity ! are you not aghast; beg them do so no longer."
Replied the vision : " The deed be on you and them ; my suffer¬
ings are ended ; I live now beyond your power to betray and theirs