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Shorty caught the log with a long pole, and dexterously steered it up close to the shore in comparatively still water. Si threw a grapevine over it and held it."Take him along?" asked Si of Shorty in a low tone, with a nod toward Nate, as they were making up the squad.
The Lieutenant started a further remonstrance, but Shorty had in the meantime got the other hand on the canoe, and he gave it such a wrench that the man with the pistol lost his footing and fell across the log, where he was grabbed by Shorty and his pistol-hand secured. The stern of the canoe had swung around until Si had been able to catch it with one hand, while with the other he grabbed the man in the stern, who, seeing the sudden assumption of hostilities, had raised his paddle to strike.Cheered for Maj.-Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans.
"Whar'd yo' come from, Brad?" repeated Shorty as the newcomer made his way up the narrow, stony path.
"The old woman and the 'Squire you can take and welcome," answered the Captain. "I'll be glad to have them oif my hands. But Hackberry is a rebel soldier. I don't know about giving him up."
Si instinctively felt for the letter in his own pocket. "Very well," he said, "if you feel as if you must go I'll go along."
"Don't be surprised, gentlemen, at what yo'uns 'll see," said the old man.