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293 The Philippine 'Islands.
Here come the victims, stolid and indifferent ; behind them march the soldiers, with measured tread.
The condemned are then made to stand upon the old sea-wall, and, facing the sea, await their doom. The suspense be-comes intense ; a hush falls over the expectant multitude, and a succession of sharp commands falls upon the morning air. An answering click and a scattered volley of shots, and the grim figures standing mutely on the sea-wall fall headlong to the ground, many stark and stiff, others writhing in agony. Hardly have the echoes of the shots died away, when a jubilant cheer bursts from the assembled multitude. Men toss their hats into the air ; and ladies, beautiful and fashionably dressed, are waving their handkerchiefs and clapping la bella filtpina ix troubadour costume. their hands in an
ecstasy of enthusiasm. The band bursts into triumphal music,ecstasy of enthusiasm. The band bursts into triumphal music,