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THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

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.]


Travis.


<poem>One only being in the universe
That man can be, and that is—David Crockett.

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?

Travis.

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.

Crockett.

[Ceremoniously]

I thank thee kindly for thy eulogy,
As we in Congress used to style such praise.