By Rita Kerr
Thirty-two males solution Colonel William Travis's plea for aid and go enemy traces to assist protect the Alamo in 1836.
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General Lopez de Santa Anna had made many changes. The Mexican leader raised taxes and passed laws the Texans did not like. These changes made them nervous. Often, the Texans talked of freedom and justice. John tried to understand their talk, but it wasn't easy. Page 5 With a yawn, John Gaston shifted his position on the limb. He wondered what was going to happen now. Four days ago, five Mexican soldiers and a Corporal De Leon suddenly appeared on the opposite side of the Guadalupe. The townsfolk were furious when the corporal demanded the return of their cannon.
Page 19 Another carried those who were walking while the riders rode their swimming horses through the water and up to the opposite bank. The colonel announced, "Pass the word along: soon as everybody's across we'll start a fire and rest. " After a fire was started, the men watched Darst place a blackened pot on the glowing coals. With a chuckle he explained, "That's my wife's idea! " "She's right," Miller nodded. " Darst's brown eyes twinkled as he spoke, "I guess that's a fair trade. " "Surely do!
Life in Texas could settle back to normal or so they thought. "What a feast, Missus King. " John Gaston patted his stomach happily. " William King groaned, "Me too! But, John, you're the one who found the bee tree. I only smoked out the bees so we could get the honey. Benjamin and Galba shot the turkey. " The teenager looked from his two friends, Galba and John, to Benjamin Fuqua, his brother-in-law. Benjamin's young wife was Williams's older sister, Nancy. "Well, I reckon all of you young folk did your part.