Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
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CHAPTER XLII. SCIPIO SET ON TRACK.
BLONAY soon made his communication to Janet, and bore
his intelligence back to Barsfield.
To-morrow night, then, is resolved upon ?""Midnight," replied the scout, telling the truth, which he
could not otherwise avoid, as the sentinel was to be withdrawn
from the gallery only at the time when Mellichampe was pre-
pared to sally forth. Had it been possible t6 conceal the fact,
Blonay would not have exposed it.
He lives till then !" was the fierce but suppressed excla-
mation of the tory.
"Where do you go now, Mr. Blonay ?" he inquired, seeing
the half-breed about to move away.
Well, cappin, I'm jist guise to give a look after my own
man, seeing that I've been working hard enough after your'n."" You are for the swamp, then ?"
Well, yes."
Remember not to delay ; without your presence the pris-
oner will hardly venture on a start."
I'll be mighty quick this time.""And let me know all that you can about the ' fox.' See
to his force, for Ishall soon be ready to take a drive after
him."
The half-breed promised, and soon set out on his journey,
while Barsfield proceeded exultingly to arrange his murderous
projects. '.I'liat night, Janet Berkeley conveyed to Melli-
champe the particulars of her further progress.
"Well, dearest, does he give the route we are to take?
Have you got that ?" was the first inquiry of the youth.