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“ Kneel down,” replied the smiling friar; “ now, listen to my words, and say them after me:”

Santissima Trinidada


Jesu Christo, Esperitu Santo!

Hardly another word was spoken by the priest. Crossing his convert, the father gave him a saintly name, and sent him home a new man; a member of the Catholic Church, a subject of the King of Spain.

Year after year the fathers ploughed and garnered in this virgin soil. A street arose outside the fence, in which the converts dwelt: poor bucks in dug-outs roofed with logs; chiefs and seers in cabins of poles, roofed and clothed with mats. They lived in peace. No hostile bands came on them in the night; their hutches were no longer burnt in war. Even in their private feuds, no squaws were stolen, no papooses killed. Their neighbours, the Tularenos, were converted like themselves, and owned a patron saint. Snug in their huts, they learned to wash their skins, and put on shirt and shawl. In time they picked up various arts, learning how to

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