of such poor species as would rather drudge than die.
A colony of black ants usually settles near a colony of red. Does Nature mean her duskier children to be seized and made to labour for the fairer kinds?
The red ants hunt them down.
A red ant is no bigger in body, no stronger in mandible, than a black ant; yet the Amazons always beat their duskier sisters and enslave their brood.
Is this result a consequence of their coats being red?
Who knows the mystery of colour?
By consent of every age and country black has been adopted as a sign of woe and servitude.
“All faces shall gather blackness,” cries the prophet, “ in the day of wrath.”
the unpardoned sinner was arrayed in a black robe.
the judge who passes sentence of death puts on a black cap. A Russ peasant called his lord the White Tsar
, and his old fellow-serfs the Black People
a Jew had to wear a black turban.
, Navarre, and Connaught the remnants of darker races scowl in hate and fear on their more civilised and prosperous countrymen of a fairer race.
A common mode