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Remember the Alamo - Amelia E. Barr

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Remember the Alamo
By
AMELIA E. BARR

REMEMBER THE ALAMO
----
CHAPTER I.
THE CITY IN THE WILDERNESS.


        "What, are you stepping westward?"  "Yea."
            *     *     *     *     *
         Yet who would stop or fear to advance,
         Though home or shelter there was none,
         With such a sky to lead him on!"
                                --WORDSWORTH.

        "Ah! cool night wind, tremulous stars,
            Ah! glimmering water,
            Fitful earth murmur,
            Dreaming woods!"
                                --ARNOLD.


In A. D. sixteen hundred and ninety-two, a few Franciscan
monks began to build a city.  The site chosen was a lovely
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