Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Joscelyn: A Tale of the Revolution >> Chapter VI: Walter Dunbar >> Page 63

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Novel (Romance) | The Reprint Company | 1975, 1976
Transcription JOSCELYN63
He wheeled about as he spoke, and pushed his way through the
crowd. Walter followed him, under a sudden impulse, and called
to him the single word, "Father! "
The other looked round for a moment with a scowl of direst bit-
terness, waved him back with both his hands, as he cried :
"Come not near me! Hence! Find your way into some rat-hole,
and die!"
This was very terrible, shown to the entire crowd through which
he was making his way. The young man fell back, as if he had
received a mortal blow. He staggered about blindly for a moment,
and Martin Joscelyn was in the same instant at his side.
"Who is it?" asked the young man, with a bewildered stare.
"Martin Martin Joscelyn."
"Ah! my friend ! let me take your arm ! Somebody has struck me
on the head, I think! I am very weak, and�Martin!"
The next moment he had fainted in the arms of his friend.