Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XVII: The Half-Breed Trails His Enemy >> Page 152

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription 152 MELLICHAMPE.
distance,, still keeping in sight, however, of the entire circuit
occupied by the partisans.
Here he watched a goodly hour, taking care that no single
movement escaped his eye ; for, as he had now found out one
of the secret paths leading directly to the haunt of an enemy
so much dreaded as the swamp-fox," he determined that his
knowledge of all its localities should be complete, the better to
enhance the value, and necessarily increase the rewardr which
he hoped to realize from its discovery to some one or other of
the British leaders. Let us now penetrate the encampment
itself. �.