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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Travis.

[Stepping toward the right.]
Fare ever, ever well!
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Johnston.

[Just entering.]

Hail, Travis, friend! thou art revenged, art free!

Jack.

[Coming behind Johnston., to Travis.]

Thank God, thou livest still! Our fears are calmed.

Zavala.

[Following Jack., likewise addressing Travis.]

Have now thy pupils earned their master's praise?

Travis.

[Shaking hands with all.]

Thanks, thanks to all of you; no more I say!
Your kindness, friends, has opened every sluice
That in my heart held back the founts of joy.
Which unobstructed now burst forth and drown
Each word of thanks, as on my lips it steps:
The better shall my future deeds bespeak them.

Bradburn.

[Who, immediately after his entry, had sat down at the table., to copy the articles of surrender agreed upon,