His mother laughed a laugh that seemed to ring through the city and be echoed and re-echoed by countless other laughs. "Oh, yes, I will, won't I! Sure!" "Well, yeh must take me fer a damn fool," said Jimmie, indignant at his mother for mocking him. "I didn't say we'd make 'er inteh a little tin angel, ner nottin', but deh way it is now she can queer us! Don' che see?"

He ran forward presently and grasped the tall soldier by the arm. "Jim! Jim!" he coaxed, "come with me." The tall soldier weakly tried to wrench himself free. "Huh," he said vacantly. He stared at the youth for a moment. At last he spoke as if dimly comprehending. "Oh! Inteh th' fields? Oh!" He started blindly through the grass.

I saw Hannises' batt'ry off on th' left not more'n fifteen minutes ago." "Well " "Th' general, he ses he is goin' t' take th' hull cammand of th' 304th when we go inteh action, an' then he ses we'll do sech fightin' as never another one reg'ment done." "They say we're catchin' it over on th' left. They say th' enemy driv' our line inteh a devil of a swamp an' took Hannises' batt'ry."

"Oh, my Gawd," cried he, vehemently. "What deh hell do yeh wanna hang aroun' here fer? Do yeh wanna git me inteh trouble?" he demanded with an air of injury. Astonishment swept over the girl's features. "Why, Pete! yehs tol' me " Pete glanced profound irritation. His countenance reddened with the anger of a man whose respectability is being threatened. "Say, yehs makes me tired. See?

If eveh the right man come at the right hour, it wuz you, Hiram," Rogers continued, "when you rid inteh Fort Houston jest afteh we'd got the news. Ez soon's I clapped eyes on you I sized you up ez a fellah afteh my own heart a man ready to go whar danger wuz thickest, a man whut would stand by a comrid tell the last drap uv his own blood wuz spilt.

The quiet stranger had sprawled very pyrotechnically out on the sidewalk. A laugh ran up and down the avenue for the half of a block. "Dey've trowed a bloke inteh deh street." People heard the sound of breaking glass and shuffling feet within the saloon and came running.

You're a man, an' if he should chase us, why, you mus' pitch inteh 'im. Hey?" Bronson always obeyed everybody. He grinned an assent, and went with her down the road. A little boy attempted to follow them, but a shrill scream from his mother made him halt. The remaining women stood motionless, their eyes fixed upon Mrs. Goodwin and Jerozel.

You're a man, an' if he should chase us, why, you mus' pitch inteh 'im. Hey?" Bronson always obeyed everybody. He grinned an assent, and went with her down the road. A little boy attempted to follow them, but a shrill scream from his mother made him halt. The remaining women stood motionless, their eyes fixed upon Mrs. Goodwin and Jerozel.

My soul! my hair rises yit when I think uv whut come next. On we all reshed afteh McGary inteh the river, an' up the redge on t'otheh side; fur, of course, Todd an' Boone an' our otheh rightful leadehs, whose advice we'd disregawded, wouldn't fursake us when they seed we wuz detarmined to rush it. Et fust, without ordeh or caution, we hustled forwa'd until the foes sprung out uv ambush. Good Lawd!

I saw Hannises' batt'ry off on th' left not more'n fifteen minutes ago." "Well " "Th' general, he ses he is goin' t' take th' hull command of th' 304th when we go inteh action, an' then he ses we'll do sech fightin' as never another one reg'ment done." "They say we're catchin' it over on th' left. They say th' enemy driv' our line inteh a devil of a swamp an' took Hannises' batt'ry."