LlJI'B OF ,(UJUBALDI.
could induce them to <llilplay a little heart. In the meanwhile, a lOQ&
boat, which had swted in pursuit of the scattel'8d buks, suoceeded in
outt.ing off aix from the main body ; others wve followed by two other
umed boaY,. Ed the vielence of the firiDg oompelled them·to seek 111.re.y
in ilight. The BNfl"""·.on !board which wu;the general, and folU' boet-.
commaiJded by intelligent oflicers, succeeded, by skilful manmuvree.
La Meaola; butthe other eight, af\er vain.attempta
at flight, were placed in a daagerona po!lition by the Auatrian veaael.
The weaknetl8 of'their means of attack. and the obstinacy .of the
men, who preferred .a prompt BUrTender to the chances of a deaperaia
tlefence, having deprived the soldiers .of all thoughts of resistance, they
The disarmed Legionaries were put on boal'd the
veallf!ls ; and, with menaces of death, and aareaams on the part of
BchoJ>inich; they were eatTied in chains to the faatneas of Pola.
The four boets whillh gAined the shore on the morning of Auguet 3,
contained the moat precious relics of the legions. Beside Garibaldi and
his beloved Annita, these boats carried tho staff, Cirerovacchio and hi.
sons, FatherUgo Baesi, and a few of the bravest officers and soldieN.
On landing, the majority oonsidered that eo emall a band could not ofer
any resistance to the eBemy, and eaou sought a place of escape for him·
self. The general, his wife, and an officer ainoeroly attached to him,
arter a short rest in a peasant's cottage, chauged their drees, entered a
neighbouring wood and proceeded in the direction of BavenDB. But'ihe
unhappy Annita had 11uffered too greatly from her rude trials by land
and sea, often wanting food .and sleep, and her powen of endurance were
exhausted. The rare love llhe ·had for her husband, her devotion to the
"ause of the people, even more rare in women, had hitherto sustained
her, and rendered her.almost insensible to pain, andtho sufferings inherent
in her condition; but the uncertain fate of so many oompaniona, whose
perils and glory aho had shared, the perspective of n wretched futuro for
her husband and children, had crushedher vigour, destroyed her strength,
and she wa& reduced to extremities.
Tho three fugitives wandered for two days from forest to foreBt, with
the design of futding a refuge at .Ravenna. The peaaautll aided them to
hide, and at times, what seems almost incredible, the police kindly offered
them assistance when they did not act as tJ1cir guides. All this aid waa
not too much ; for the Austrians, hniog learned the rout and lanciing of
the G.aribaldiall11, were searching the country in every directi.:>n to chue
them like wild beuts. On tho_third day the fugitives, still preoccupied
with their escape from the enemy, had SC!Il"ce commenced .their Bight
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