Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XX: Sharp Passages at Arms >> Page 189

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription SHARP PASSAGES AT ARMS. 189
"Now, may the hell have him that fights for him !" cried
the disappointed tory, as, with the first appearance of Single-
ton's troop, he ordered his own bugles to sound the retreat.
Clearing, with terrible blows, the few enemies that. were yet
clinging around him, Barsfield wheeled furiously in his flight,
while, close at his heels, pursuing to the very gates of Piney
Grove, but not fast enough to overtake him, Singleton urged for-
ward his wearied animals in the fond hope of annihilating a
foe so insolent, and who promised to become so troublesome.