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29. Then Langdon was greatly vexed, and his soul was disquieted within him, and in his wrath he swore vengeance against the men of Pennsylvania, and he departed from amongst them, and wandered among the provinces, without any fixed habitation or abiding place.

30. Now it came to pass that James, surnamed "the deluded," and Robert the Nullifier, knew of the discontent which overshadowed the heart of Langdon, and they believed that the name of Langdon was still great in the provinces of the South, and they imagined that the hour was come, in which they could prevail upon him to bow down before John the conjurer, and to serve him.

31. And they gathered, together around Langdon, and they comforted him, and they promised to avenge him of the despiteful treatment of the men of Pennsylvania; and James led him to a far country, and shewed unto him the rich fields of the South, and said unto him:

32. "Behold, O Langdon! here is abundance of the fruits of the earth—rice and sugar doth the land yield forth freely; wherefore pitch thou here thy tent, and thou shalt increase in riches and power, and thy sons shall receive honour and distinction at the hands of the people of the South."

33. And Langdon was comforted by the words of James, and he did even as he had counselled; and he pitched his tent amongst the fertile lands near the great river, even the Savannah; and he went down with James by the sea, to the city called Charleston.

34. And the friends of John the conjurer, and of Robert, and of James, took Langdon by the hand, and they gave unto him meat offerings, and drink offerings, and feasts, and his name became great among the lords and princes of the land.

35. But when the men of low degree who are called Republicans, and who were the ancient friends of Langdon, came near unto him, Langdon turned another way, and he knew them not.

36. And the people marvelled greatly at Langdon; and they saw that he was a deserter from the faith, and they looked upon his face, and behold it was greatly changed, and they knew not what manner of man he was, and they feared greatly that he was given over to the enemy.

37. So they held their peace, and every man went his own way with his heart awakened to suspicion against Langdon, and some called him the Disappointed.

38. Now the same Langdon it was, whom Henry the chief priest, and James, the son of James, and Robert the Nullifier, had bidden unto the great feast at the city called Charleston, even the Feast of Nullification.


1. Now there was a certain man of large stature and of weak sight, who dwelt in the city of Charleston, and he was a scribe, and his name was called Robert.