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one; so I remained till dark, when I set off
I had been wringing wet now for forty-eight
hours, and when I got up, was all of a shiver ;
but I went on, notwithstanding, till morning
came, by which time I was in the high road to
Vandalia, having crossed the woods in the night.
At last I reached the place to which Caesar had
directed me. Here I soon made out the man I
wanted. I got a rest at his dwelling, and in¬
duced him to get me a free pass, for which I
made him take an old watch. With that pass I
assumed the name of John Brown, which I have
retained ever 3ince.