Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XXII: Caprices of the Conflict >> Page 207

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription CAPRICES OF THE CONFLICT. 207
and, with a groan that seemed to come from the bottom of his
soul, he laid the body down in the ditch, where it was partially
concealed from sight in the hollow and by the tufts and bushes
which grew along its margin. Then, with a grim look of de-
spair cast behind him as he fled, he leaped across the ditch,
passed hurriedly through the copse and bordering foliage,
and soon gained the station at the bottom of the hill, which
had been assigned by Singleton at the commencement of the
fray as the place of general rendezvous.