Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Joscelyn: A Tale of the Revolution >> Chapter XXXV: Before the Battle >> Page 300

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Novel (Romance) | The Reprint Company | 1975, 1976
Transcription 300JOSCELYN
"He was left in Fletchall's hands, who has doubtless carried him
off. They carried the surgeon off with him. You hit him a hard
blow."
"Yes; my hand is rather a heavy one when I am angry. Why the
devil did the blockhead oppose me?"
"I am rather sorry for it. The father is a true friend of ours ´┐Ża
loyal subject, and brave."
"Yes; had the son the pluck of his father, and his principles, he
would do us good service. But he is good for nothing. He was a pet
boy, and was never weaned. He is still a milksop. Hark ! Who
comes ? "
"From the front the pickets are driven in."
The two men were on horseback immediately. Random shots were
heard approaching, and trooper after trooper appeared, dashing into
camp at full gallop.