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however, was in efiecting the release of the prisonei*s, about sixty in
number, of whom the Enghsh officer did not gTeatly regret to be
disencumbered.

Harry was discharged from the army with great credit and no small
bounty, and the story of his exploits soon became public in the city,
rendering him an object of general interest, and affixing upon him
for life, the highly relished sobriquet of " Major Bolt." Jule, ever
gleeful and grinning, became his wife, and in a comfortable home,
provided by their grateful friends, they lived in much happiness,
disturbed only on the part of the negress, by imaginary calls at every
dawn, in the sharp voice of Mrs. Sniff, denouncing her as ^an idle
huzzy, and bidding her rise and begin her daily work. This wore
away, however, with the wearing years ; Harry, who had entered
into traffic, in a small way, soon drew around him many friends,



THE KING OF TilE H tJ R O N g . 319

gradually extending his business, and acquiring a competence wlaicli
soon enabled him to boast that if Jule were 3^et a slave, he could
purchase not only her, but her mistress also, unless the latter held
herself at a far higher valuation than did either he or Mrs. Major
Bolt.



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