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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
father since before I was born. I could not pass her
without stopping to see her. She came out and grabbed
me, in the fashion of a silver-tip bear, aftd pressed
me to her good old warm heart. I introduced her to
my wife, and her first expression was "Daniel, you
have married a beautiful woman." Mrs. Roberts took
the compliment gracefully, but after we had driven
a little distance from the cabin, I told her that the
old "darky" had been blind for forty years.
That evening brought us to Blanco City (my old
home town), where we were greeted with open arms
by some of the best men and women on earth. That
reassured my wife that I might have been respectable
when I was young. The next day brought us to
Fredericksburg. It was on Sunday evening. The
custom of the old German people was to have their
gala day on Sunday, and a big ball was "on tap" at
Charles Nimetz' hotel. Mrs. Roberts watched the gay
dancers, until Terpsicore got the best of the Bible,
and she joined in the beautiful waltz. She wished
that the dance might last until morning, as she might
merge the dark end of two days into only half of a
Next day we reached Fort Mason. Mason was General
Robert E. Lee's "ante-bellum" quarters. We
Were then within 50 miles of my camp. I could begin
to hear what was happening in that section. I concluded
that I had better leave Mrs. Roberts in Mason,
and go myself up to the head of the San Saba River,
Here’s what’s next.
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