A FATAL PREDICTION.
took it up, to see what effect it had had ; it was found covered with blood, and then the priests told him he had hurt the snake without killing him, and his kingdom would come to an end. Their prediction was verified, for soon after this event the Moslems came and captured his kingdom, and put him and many of his followers to death.
"There are some tall trees growing in the court-yard. We did not
TREES IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE MOSQUE.
realize how large they wTere till we saw a group of natives seated beneath one of them, and waiting to beg from us as we approached. Some of these trees are very old, and show conclusively that the place has been in ruins for a lone: time.