Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XXX: The Wolf in New Colors >> Page 263

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription THE WOLF IN NEW COLORS. 263
knew too well the danger of surprise, with a foe so wary in
his neighborhood, and accordingly spared none of those pre-
cautions to which, in ordinary cases, hitherto, he had been
rather indifferent. He cited Blonay before him on reaching
his camp, examined him closely as to the route they were next
day to pursue, and concluded by warning him to be in readi-
ness with the dawn of day.
You shall be well rewarded if we succeed," were his con-
cluding words to the scout, well rewarded if you are faithful,
even though we do not succeed ; but if you fail me, sirrah, if
I catch you playing false, the first tree and a short cord are
your certain doom."
The half-breed touched his cap, and, without showing any
emotion at this language, retired from the presence of the