But as we were ready to start, and I was holding Delia steady on Molly's back, up comes Billy and bawls in my ear "There's a second horse, if wanted, that I spied tether'd under a hedge younder" and he pointed to the field where we had first found Captain Settle "in color a sad black, an' harness'd like as if he came from a cart."
On long temporary cross-sticks back of the tents are cavalry accoutrements blankets and overcoats are hung out to air there are the squads of horses tether'd, feeding, continually stamping and whisking their tails to keep off flies.
This forenoon there stand the horses, tether'd together, dripping, steaming, chewing their hay. The men emerge from their tents, dripping also. The fires are half quench'd. July 10th. Still the camp opposite perhaps fifty or sixty tents.
While I tether'd my horse he blew at the embers, wherein lay a good-sized ball of clay, baking. After a while he look'd up with red cheeks. "They were so fast set on drowning me," he continued with a wink, "they couldn't spare time to look i' my pocket the ruffin cly them!"