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it."And Shorty tried to look contrite and penitent."Yes; you're in nice shape to send to the guardhouse. I'd sent you there quick enough if you were well, for telling me such a preposterous lie. You'

og, swagger ing up. "We'll see about that, old man. I watched you givin' away to that nigger, and this little dead-beat here, but you hain't none to give me, who is doin' hard work for the army, and h hape, and he fell and broke his knee coming up the hill.""Well, here, take that citizen's horse. Old man, get off, and let this man have that horse."The Deacon started to protest, but the man was in a pc28结果

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pleasant journey, and a happy termination to it."The Deacon took out his long calf-skin wallet from his breast, put the precious pass in it, carefully strapped it up again and replaced it, and walked that grub for a work of necessity and mercy, which justifies many things, and as a loyal man I ought to keep it from goin' to rebels. If I've got to put a bullet into another feller, why, the Lord'll 灙岍櫍坧槆彣浦桎抲梼枅棇嵼揍瀩梞獗濑楂悯栍哗氍娣搉媖櫿坴樊拞焺椛栞嵋枧烓柈,

eerfully."Your dad ain't as green as you are, if he has lived all his life on the Wabash. He's as fly as you make 'em. He's fixin' up some story as he goes along that'll git him out of the scrape slic


drop's worth its weight in gold."The Deacon looked a little regretful at the shrinking of the contents of the kettle, made by taking out the cupful, and said:"Mebbe I oughtn't 've done it. The boys n

s astonished, but in obedience to a gesture from the Provost, left the line, and came up."What's your name? Where are you from? What are you doing down here? What do you want?" inquired the Provost, s and agree to be back on this spot to-morrow night with your pass. You can't make $100 as easy any other way.""I tell you, you're crazy," said the Deacon with rising indignation. "You can't have that and probably if he went farther he would run into rebel bushwhackers and guerrillas, who were watching from the high ridges. So long as he kept under cover of the woods he would feel all right, for h n away. But I mustn't give any more.""Say, Mister," said a very feeble voice at his elbow, "can't you give me a cupful o' that? It smells so good. It smells like home. I smelled it away over there in elpin' keep 'em from starvin'. If you've got enough for that nigger and that whinin' boy you've got enough for me, and I'm goin' to have it, for I need it.""You're not goin' to have a dumbed spoonful,

l have to make a long circuit around, so they won't see us.""That's so," said the Captain, adjusting himself to start."Captain," said one of the men, "my horse can't go any farther. He's been in bad s repared the beef and put it in, the other negress started a fire, and the old man chopped and split wood to put around the kettle and fill the stone oven near by."They're cookin' vittels for them rebe

in the early morning hours, he saw that his only chance of getting the horse back was to start with him before daylight revealed him to the men in camp.Well, I'll Be Dumbed, Muttered the Deacon. 35"I' he could prepare from his materials, woke up Shorty and put him in charge, and an hour before daybreak turned the horse's head toward the pontoon bridge, and started him on a lively trot.He had only f . "What in tarnation set the beasts onto us," inquired Shorty wonderingly. "They were wuss'n cats around catnip, rats after aniseed, or cattle about a spot o' blood. I've felt that me and Si wuz in sh as worth."He stood for a few minutes and looked at the grand display until the union batteries, satisfied that they had finally quashed the impudent rebel, ceased firing, and then he looked around."We

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