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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

For richer and for poorer, in disease
And so in health, to cherish and to love thee,
Till Death do part us after God's command,
Whereto I plight my sacred troth to thee.

[They loose their hands. Elsie with her right hand now takes Travis by his right hand.]


Elsie.


<poem>I, Elsie Bradburn, take thee, William Travis,
To have and hold thee as my wedded husband
From this day forth, for better and for worse.
For richer and for poorer, in disease
And health, to love, obey and cherish thee
Till death do part us after God's command,
Whereto I plight my sacred troth to thee.

[They again loose their hands. Travis gives Elsie a ring; Chaplain Smith taking it from Elsie's hand, delivers it unto Travis, who puts it on Elsie's finger.]

Col. Wm. Travis.

This ring for token, I thee wed and 'dow thee
With all my worldly goods—thus in the name
Of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Amen!

[Chaplain Smith then Joins their hands together. At this very moment a bomb-shell, crashing through the roof, explodes on the floor.]

Chaplain Smith.

Whom God. has joined, let no man put asunder.

[Then laying his hands upon their heads, he blesses them:]