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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Bradburn.

[Furiously]

Enough, enough! henceforth expect the worst!
Thou shalt yet rue thy obstinate refusal!
In chains and irons like a criminal
I'll have thee laid forthwith—I will to-morrow
Send thee to Mexico;— I will—

Voices outside.

Hurrah!

[A shot fired from without shatters a window in Col. Bradburn s room.]

Bradburn.

[Trembling]

Ha! what is that? what can this noise portend?

Scene VII.

A great confusion and the footsteps of hurrying persons are heard from the corridor leading to Col. Bradburn's room. The door is violently opened, through which several Mexican officers, among them Capt. Patcho, enter, all greatly excited.

Patcho.

Oh, Colonel, we are lost! a band of rebels
Have scaled our outside ramparts by surprise