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vealing the anxiety within, which had let the blazĀ­ing fire die to smouldering embers. At the door the women paused, and across the stillness of the night they sent forth this song, fraught with their united determination to compel victory for the absent men.
"All the tribes shall hear of you," they sang. "Put forth your strength. Truly this shall come to pass.''
Out of the silent tent emerged the Leader's wife, bearing in her arms gifts in acknowledgment of sympathy given and of succour sent.
And, as the women sang, "truly it came to pass. " In due time the men returned triumphant, after many hair-breadth escapes, with not one of their number missing.
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