My brethren in the Alamo
I come to join against the foe;
They will succumb before his might,
Yet it will be a glorious fight;
So will forever with my name
Be blent a Martyr's noble fame.
[Travis having listened hitherto with great surprise now rises.]
<poem>One only being in the universe
That man can be, and that is—David Crockett.
[Dressed in buckskin clothes and wearing a fox-skin cap now steps from the bushes with Betsy his rifle in his hand.]
Who called my name?
I did — I, William Travis,
Commander of the Alamo, who hail
Thy unexpected coming here with joy,
Since nought could add more strength to our defence,
Or cheer my men with more enthusiasm.
I thank thee kindly for thy eulogy,
As we in Congress used to style such praise.