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I made sacrifices, I fasted in the veldt alone, I did all those things of which you have heard, and I learned much; for there is wisdom in our magic as well as lies--and you know it, my father, else you had not come here to ask me about your lost oxen.
Add to all this, Cedric had fasted since noon, and his usual supper hour was long past, a cause of irritation common to country squires, both in ancient and modern times.
It was now about eight o'clock at night, and the captain ordered supper immediately, thinking I had already fasted too long.