Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription "GET YOU DE PIPLE." 265
safety, attended by young Coulter. They little knew his object
in escorting them to the dwelling of Bennett Carter, where they
stayed that night, and never knew the danger from which his
prompt and manly courage had saved them. But the events
of that night brought out Richard Coulter for the cause of the
patriots ; and a few months found him a second lieutenant in a
gallant corps of Thompson's rangers, raised_ for the defence of
the colony. But the commissioners parted from Frederick Sabb
without making any impression on his mind. He professed to
desire to preserve a perfect neutrality this being the sugges-
tion of his selfishness ; but his heart really inclined him to the
support of the Boot King Jorge," from whom his grants of land
had been derived.
"And what dost thou think, brother Fields ?" said he to the
parson, after the commissioners had retired.
� Brother Sabb," was the answer, I do not see that we need
any king any more than the people of Israel, when they called
upon Samuel for one ; and if we are to have one, I do not see
why we should not choose one from out our own tribes."� Brother Fields, I hope thou dost not mean to go with these
rebels."� Brother Sabb, I desire always to go with my own people.""And whom tallest thou our own people ?"" Those who dwell upon the soil and nurse it, and make it
flourish ; who rear their flocks and children upon it, in the fear
of God, and have no fear of man in doing so.""Brother Fields, I fear thou thinkst hardly of ' goot King
Jorge,'" said our Dutchman, with a sigh. Minnicker, my
vrow, get you de Piple."
CHAPTER II.
WE pass over a long interval of quite three years. The
vicissitudes of the Revolution had not materially affected the
relations of the several parties to our narrative. During this
period the patriots of South Carolina had been uniformly suc-
cessful. They had beaten away the British from their chief
city, and had invariably chastized the loyalists in all their at-
tempts to make a diversion in favor of the foreign enemy. But
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