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[187] nooga, Bible made them a professional visit. For two days, from the top of Lookout Mountain, he looked down on their fortifications. With the works fully mapped in his mind, so that, in his rude way, he could sketch them upon paper, he started, just at nightfall of a murky, stormy day, to make his way northward. Arriving at the house of a pretended friend, he took supper, and retired to sleep in a small room on the ground floor. It was not far from eleven oa clock, and raining and blowing violently, when a light rap came at his window. He got up-he always slept in his clothes, with his arms about him-and applying his ear to the glass, heard a low voice say:

Ye is betrayed. Come out ter onst. They'll be yere in a hour.

He lifted the sash, and, springing lightly into the yard, saw — as well as the night would permit — a young octoroon woman standing unprotected in the storm, thinly clad, and drenched from head to foot. Leading him out into the darkness, she said to him:

This man's son war at master's house not a hour back. He's telled on .ye ter git the reward! They's 'spectina the cavalry uvery minnit. Hark! I yere's 'em now!

While she yet spoke he heard the heavy tramp of horsemen along the highway. Placing her hand in hi3, the woman fled hurriedly to the woods. When they had gone about a mile, she paused, and said to him:

I karn't go no furder. I must git home or they'll 'spect suthina. When they find ye's gone, the cavalry'll make fur the landina. Ye must go up the river, ana 'bout two mile frum yere ye'll find a yawl. It'r chained.

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