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CONTENTS.
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XXIII.
TOLTEC RUINS AND PYRAMIDS.
Northward out of the valley. — The bull-fight. — The great Canal. — Railroad building with Mexicans. — Huts of aloes leaves. — Tula, City of the Toltecs. — Ruins of Indian cities. — A very old church. — Toltec remains unearthed. — A chance for archaeologists. — God of the Air. — The City of the Gods. — Teotihuacan. — Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. — The road of the dead. — A Treasure-chamber. — Heads of clay and terra-cotta. — Egyptian pyramids. — Tezcoco, the Athens of Anahuac. — A hunt for a missionary. — On his blind side. — A quiet city. — More ruins. — Tienda and Fonda. — Brigantines of Cortés. — Palace of the Hungry Jackal. — Ruins of reservoirs 469
XXIV.
TLASCALA, PUEBLA, AND CHOLULA.
Apizaco. — Chieftains of Tlascala. — Banner of Cortés. — Convent of early times. — Old bells. — Ancient font. — The first pulpit in New Spain. — The Meson. — The ever-present Cross. — City of Puebla. — A centre of priestly power. — "Pay or pray." — The City of the Angels. — A miracle somewhere. — A gorgeous cathedral. — Mexican onyx. — Translucent tecalli. — Church treasures. — A sanctimonious city. — Libraries and paintings. — A wonderful market. — Alarming telegrams. — The disappointed agriculturist. — A "holy terror." — Mexican versus vulture. — Pawning a plough. — Stealing the teeth from a harrow. — Untrustworthy people. — Pyramid of Cholula. — The Feathered Serpent. — Old conventual structure. — The man with a butterfly net. — A naturalist's privileges. — A safeguard in Mexican travel 492
XXV.
SIX WEEKS IN SOUTHERN MEXICO.
The Place of Pomegranates. — City of the Miztec Gods. — Cerro Colorado. — The Grant-Romero Railway. — A Sunday bull-fight. — A skirmish with fleas. — The Organ Cactus. — Nopal, or Prickly-pear. — A sugar plantation. — The drunken musicians. — Dominguillo. — A house and a cow-yard. — Zapotecs and Miztecs. — The buried golden throne. — Valley of Oaxaca. — Horseback and muleback. — The triple valley. — Fruits and cabinet woods. — Indian opposition to immigration. — A man to the square foot. — Antequera the Beautiful. — The home of distinguished men. — Institute of Oaxaca. — The Museum. — Monte Alban. — Hedges of cactus. — Cochineal culture. — An industry of the past 514