CHAPTER I. AT BELLEVUE
"You have the keenest eyes in the troop. Can you see anything ahead?" asked Colonel Winchester.
"Nothing living, sir," replied Dick Mason, as he swept his powerful glasses in a half-curve. "There are hills on the right and in the center, covered with thick, green forest, and on the left, where the land lies low, the forest is thick and green too, although I think I catch a flash of water in it."
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