Many dismal tales were told about funeral trains, and mourning cries and wailings heard and seen about the great tree where the unfortunate Major Andre was taken, and which stood in the neighborhood.
It was connected with the tragical story of the unfortunate Andre, who had been taken prisoner hard by; and was universally known by the name of Major Andre's tree.
It was at this identical spot that the unfortunate Andre was captured, and under the covert of those chestnuts and vines were the sturdy yeomen concealed who surprised him.
John Reed, the sturdy Hibernian, was to undertake the Snake River country, accompanied by Pierre Dorion and Pierre Delaunay, as hunters, and Francis Landry, Jean Baptiste Turcotte, Andre
la Chapelle, and Gilles le Clerc, Canadian voyageurs.
Behind them might still be seen the broad estuary of the Gironde, with the high towers of Saint Andre
and Saint Remi shooting up from the plain.
He leaned forward towards his counsel, Maitre Henri Robert, who, assisted by his chief secretary, Maitre Andre
Hesse, was busily turning over the folios of his brief.
The difficulty is, Sir Knight, that I have no money here; let Andres come home with me, and I will pay him all, real by real.
I do not refuse, brother Andres," said the farmer, "be good enough to come along with me, and I swear by all the orders of knighthood there are in the world to pay you as I have agreed, real by real, and perfumed.
The farmer followed him with his eyes, and when he saw that he had cleared the wood and was no longer in sight, he turned to his boy Andres, and said, "Come here, my son, I want to pay you what I owe you, as that undoer of wrongs has commanded me.
My oath on it," said Andres, "your worship will be well advised to obey the command of that good knight- may he live a thousand years- for, as he is a valiant and just judge, by Roque, if you do not pay me, he will come back and do as he said.
I went over and read, "Edward Spencelagh, master mariner, murdered by pirates off the coast of Andres
, April, 1854, age 30.
Ruby told me she was hid in the hall pantry when Malcolm Andres
proposed to her sister Susan.