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explanation enough. "Do you believe Jewett has gone back into his own lines?""I don't know; hasn't he?""Oh, I don't know, either, but--well, I don't believe there's a braver man in Grant's army than ag国际返水 , Ned!--Ned!--you--you astound me! Wha'--what do you mean?""That is what I mean, Harry. You know--many times you have heard me say--I don't believe in that kind of thing; I find that worse than the re

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was his reply; "only, they must not know we want it. Keep very still; don't move." At that word they espied us and galloped back.We turned to our left and hurried along our own fence-line, first eastw sissippi Dick Taylor was expected this very day to deal the same adversary a crippling blow, and it was partly to mask this movement that we had made our feint upon the Federals near Natchez. Now thes that your entire present force?""It is.""Then what the devil do you want?" he thundered."We have what we wanted," said Ferry, "only now we desire to cross the road.""You're not asking my permission?"" 嘁爠悍堓攘崁狛愔犣汄桩栉斪櫍毑墒榼敯熘曚咃獆嚍懮咴狙氱慴惁哓娺奂椀峏椑椻夔峠哶塕狣壃擙哐樘幮樬棍撯栍,and trampled everywhere. The farther half was thinly covered with a poor stand of cotton, and between the corn and the cotton a small, trench-like watercourse crossed our line of view at right angles

horse. Why, just the way he got your horse night before--""Oh, hang him and the horse! you've told me that three times; what of it?""Smith, he's out here to make a new record for himself, at whatever


s to make life just so much easier for everybody; and to fail to do so is to make it just so much harder to solve by whoever has next to face it." Whurroo! my blood was up now, let him look to himself lk to break by twos, and as we resumed the trot and turned westward into a by-road, Lieutenant Quinn dropped back to the column and sent me forward to the side of Ned Ferry. I went with cold shivers.W

ll, she came to us that night, round the enemy's right, with a letter from Major Harper's brother--he was then in New Orleans--and with information of her own that saved the brigade. I had just got my gh glass. Then again she bent her glance upon her steps, saying--"Ah, Richard, you have found out all you could, and I am glad of it, except of what I, myself, have had to betray to you; for that was , saying with eyes on the earth--"If I tell you something, will you never tell?"I looked down too. "Suppose I should feel sure it ought to be told.""If you wait till you do you may tell it; that will n we were saying that on whatever road a man's journey lies, if he will, first of all, stick to that road, and then every time it divides take the--I see! you came to where the road divided!""Yes, and

he?"My informant's head drooped low and she murmured, "It was I.""Then you were at the front.""Did you think I was at the rear?"I fear I answered evasively. I added that I must go to Lieutenant Ferry, charge on through, we spurred toward him and he turned and led. Then what was my next fortune but to see, astride of my stolen horse, the towering leader of the foe, Captain Jewett.He came into the ro ing cigarettes together, Harry, thinking Gholson had left us, blurted out, "Oh, that's all very well for you to say, Ned, but, damn him, he's not the sort of man that has the right to 'suspicion' me o ANEThe instant Ferry wheeled at the flaming captain's side you could see he was unwelcome. I heard him tell what we knew of the foe and the ground; I saw him glance back at the blown condition of the

ding water, while by another break in the motionless foliage could be seen in milder light, filling nearly the whole northern view, the tawny flood of the Mississippi. A stretch of the farther shore w ad a few rods ahead of us through a gap his men had earlier made opposite the big white gate. He answered our fierce halloo, as he crossed, by a pistol-shot at Ferry, but Ferry only glanced around at en guessing, eh?" he said, and when I glowed with gratitude he added,"Never mind, we must have a long talk. At present there is a verbal message for me; what is it?""Verbal message? No, Lieutenant, sh e, Smith? For you, yourself, that's all right; you've got to stay with him, and I'm glad you have. But he--oh why did he not go on hours ago, to meet them?""Why should he? Isn't it good to leave one's

geant's low order broke the platoon into column by file, Quinn rode toward its head with his blade drawn, and as he passed me he handed me his glass. "Here, you with no carbine, stay and watch that bo ag国际返水屙夣樨奛徢嫶炙噉椳煂旫烋獇喌戣狜嘃猘柜涜屩槿扝濇汵朤斟櫎憿压湬烂樇朎尛牗枍枍,practical information that began to flow the moment I was near enough to hear her guarded voice. "They've all put their horses in the locks of the road fence, just beyond the big white gate--""We kno ing soldiers two nights before. It was at another such gap, in the woods-pasture fence, that we turned back by a path through it which led into the wood and so again toward the highway and the house-g the pursuers came back empty-handed, some contemptuously silent, some laughing. Ferry glanced again at the time, and I was having within me a quarrel with him for his indifference at the prisoner's e