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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

Johnston.

Nought is impossible with God. Farewell.

[Bradburn and his Mexicans leave the room.]

Travis.

This fort has fallen. But what about the others?

Johnston.

An hour ago we have received the news
From Nacogdoches, that the patriots
Have driven the Mexicans from fort and town.

Travis.

Indeed? Then why not start to take Velasco?

Johnston.

Brave Austin may have ta'en it by this time.

Messenger.

[Entering with other Texans.]

Hail, countrymen! I bring you happy news!
Velasco has surrendered! Captain Austin
Has sent me to convey to you these tidings.

All present.


Cheer, cheer!

Johnston.

So bear with thee to thy commander
As joyous a report as thou hast brought,