e. A bright yellow curl fell from out of the djelab hood as the small head was shaken.
"He promised me a horse," said lips which had begun to have a distinct semblance of trembling. "They have only given me a donkey so far--only a gray donkey."
"Then they do not know that you are with this man; they would not allow it?" pursued Aylmer.
The Moor broke in angrily.
"Do not be questioned, little lord!" he cried. "This is a son of infinite shame and wickedness, who has no rights over thee!"
"As many, at least, I suspect, as thou," returned Aylmer. "This is a matter for investigation. We will come to the post of the Spanish police at the pier head."
"We!" The man's eyes flashed wickedly. "I come not, nor this, my charge."
Aylmer shrugged his shoulders.
"That is a matter within your discretion, for yourself." He laid his hand upon the child's shoulder. "But this one goes with me."
A grin of rage flashed across the Moor's features. With one hand