Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XXVII: Love's Barrier >> Page 242

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
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242 MELLICHAMPE.
nite motive for refusing now to do that to which, but a moment
before, she had consented, she sprang again to the person of
her lover, again threw her arms about him, and refused to be
separated. While thus situated, the tones of another voice
were heard immediately behind the group. The deep, sub-
dued, but stern accents of Tarleton himself were not to be
mistaken ; and Barsfield started in obvious agitation, as he
heard the question which first announced to him the presence
of his superior.