ely grateful, both for the credit and for the discipline of the regiment,--as well as for the men's subsequent lives,--that the opposite method was adopted.
When the morning was a little advanced, I called on Mrs. A., who received me in quite a stately way at her own door with To what am I indebted for the honor of this visit, Sir?
The foreign name of the family, and the tropical look of the buildings, made it seem (as, indeed, did all the rest of the adventure) like a chapter out of Amyas Leigh ; but as I had happened to hear that the lady herself was a Philadelphian, and her deceased husband a New-Yorker, I could not feel even that modicum of reverence due to sincere Southerners.
However, I wished to present my credentials; so, calling up my companion, I said that I believed she had been previously acquainted with Corporal Robert Sutton?
I never saw a finer bit of unutterable indignation than came over the face of my hostess, as she slowly recognized him. She drew herself up,