And His Comrades.
and houses in which the troops were quartered.
We met two sentinels, one of whom was inebriated
and almost speechless, an the other imperfectly
acquainted with his duties and not very capable
of learning them. Captain Dan said neither be-
longed to his corps. At the houses � which were
Palmettos on Sullivan�s Island.
lonely enough with no foliage visible except per-
haps a distant group of palmettos � the young
fellows received us with a single-hearted kind-
ness and courtesy at once delightful and novel.
Some of them sat round a wood fire, while one
of the number read aloud to them. Returning