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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Confide in me, thy child, thy truthful pilot
Who still can bring thee safely into port.

Bradburn.

How, how?

Elsie.

And wilt thou not reveal my secret?

Bradburn.

No, Elsie, no! I vow it by thine love!

Elsie.

There is a hidden passage, long forgot
It seems, by all who dwell around these parts,
Solely beknown to me, since when, as child,
I lingered here, as thou wilt still remember.
It leads from here into the Alamo,
The only port we now can safely reach.
But yet it is a port of patriotism,
Of fame and honor! Let us steer for it.

Prado.

[With subdued voice]

That news will pay!

Bradburn.

But, child, the Alamo


Will soon surrender to the Mexicans.
What were our fate, if they entrapped us there?