The fourth: His daughter's open heresy;
The last: This secret passage-way's concealment;
Sum total: Not quite equal to his credit,
Yet close enough to warrant his surveillance.
Enters General Cos.
Has Bradburn from the Alamo returned?
Impatiently I bide his coming here;
The terms of the surrender may detain him.
Thou errest; we shall have to storm the fort.
How knowest thou?
They sent us a dispatch
Whose meaning hardly can be misconstrued:
A grim reply of cannon-balls that killed
Four men of mine exposed to their discharge.
No time must then be lost! Call out thy men
With pick and spade, to raise the batteries