LIFE OF GABIBALDI.
Oarillaldi: S.. 6ir Te.m-.T!Ia &aidli&-n. Capitulatioa lhliaa
Dettl of hrit:t Ber Du.W.
all tJie eaemy now hurried up to 00011py f'niD
the· l.Uide territory of Sal! Mvino. More than 10,000 men. c:oHeeW ill
enclosed in a D&m>W circle tho&& who had been a..pM eiiOIIgh
to· believe in Awtriaa respect for neutrals. It was midnight ; wom alit
by long.wa.tehing. the majority of the legionariesw-ere sleeping, met.eW.
on oC the streets, already encumbered laoraes 8Dil
G..-.udi, lwwenr, w• awake. Seated on a stooe, he .,.._
examimug by ihe light of a J.mhom a topo@;aapJlical map o( the ea'ri
rODB, 11Dd now and then interrogating three 'riDipn by his eid:lf.
He liatened with hia .habitual coolneaa to tile mOBi diaooaraging a.ce<nuda
about th• e-y's sbeagth and peeition. At &e raised his eyes,
and fi:ring them on oae of the villagera, tryiltg to discover the
truth or faleeaood iJl hia features. He only read aurpri• at the part
tb.y were playiug : the good faith of the simple people thea appeared
to him eTideat, &Dd he took them all thne u his guide!J.
The Glllrillero calculated on the success of a frontier movement, exe
cu•.ed with rapidity by night. He would gain at full speed a port on
tJ.e Aclriatic, steer for Venice. In order for his plan to succeed, all
tW h.! needed waa to issue unnoticed from the in which the enemyJ.d enclOIIed him. This obstacle surmounted, Garibaldi trwted to hi6
own skill, by the aid of his guides, to deceive the vigilance of the troops
held in reMrTe at Rimini and Cesena. Suddenly the general rose, IUld
like a man who has formed a deciaive resolve, he aroused his adjutants,
and gue his orders for immediate departure.
"Let who will, follow me," he added ; " I offer once again fresh combats,
. privations, and exile, but never will I form a compact with the foreigner."
And without any further delay he mounted his horse, and set out, preceded
by his guides. Circumstances had not permitted all ofthe patriots to obtain
billets ; that is why we saw a great part of the soldiers sleeping on the