Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription 2 6 MELLICHAMPE.
was his philosophy. The bullet, marked for vengeance by the
impression of his teeth, was not to be thrown away upon mere
pastime ; and, though feeling a strong desire to destroy the
cat, he was yet able to forbear. He hurried through the quag-
mire, but had not gone far when the repeated screams of the
animal, calling probably to its fellows, announced to the half-
breed that he had already begun to exult in the enjoyment of
his long-withheld and human banquet.