Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XVI: The Tory Captain and the Lady >> Page 144

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription 144 MELLICIIAMPE.
of her father ; and even Rose Duncan, playful and thoughtless
as she ever was, complained that during the whole day her
uncle had never once asked her for a song, or challenged her
to a game at draughts.
" Something wrong, Janet," she exclaimed to her com-
ptnion, after freely remarking upon the condition of things ;
something wrong, I'm certain. This tory lover of yours is
at the bottom of it."
And, without pausing for reply, she whirled away in all the
evolutions of the Meschianza, humming, like some errant bird,
a wild song, that did not materially disagree with the capri-
cious movement. Janet only answered with a sigh as she
ascended to her chamber.