Confide in me, thy child, thy truthful pilot
Who still can bring thee safely into port.
And wilt thou not reveal my secret?
No, Elsie, no! I vow it by thine love!
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.
[With subdued voice]
That news will pay!
But, child, the Alamo
Will soon surrender to the Mexicans.
What were our fate, if they entrapped us there?