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December 29, 2014

The Importance of Not Being Seen

First he took off his cap, and shoved it over the earthwork. Of course, Johnnie Reb let go at it, thinking to kill the careless man under it.
His bullet struck into the bank, and instantly our sharpshooter ran his ramrod down the hole made by the Johnnie’s ball, then lay down on his back and sighted along the ramrod. He accordingly perceived from the direction that his game was in the top of a thick bushy elm tree about one hundred yards in the front. It was then the work of less than a second to aim his long telescopic rifle at that tree and crack she went. Down tumbled Mr. Johnnie like a great crow out of his nest, and we had no more trouble from that source.
Two Can Play – Futility Closet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 29, 2014 3:08 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Reminds me of a song my uncle Letsgo Lozko of the bantam chicken-raising Lozkos used to sing while he worked in the chicken coop:

JOHNSON BOYS - Flatt & Scruggs

listen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ogPNEFYrM

Have you heard the many a story told by old and young with joy
Bout the many deeds a daring that was done by the Johnson boys
That was done by the Johnson boys
That was done by the Johnson boys
that was done by the Johnson boys
[ fiddle + banjo ]

The Johnson boys were men of honor they knew how to court the maids
They knew how to hug and kiss them, hop up pretty girls don't be afraid
hop up pretty girls don't be afraid
hop up pretty girls don't be afraid
hop up pretty girls don’t be afraid
[ fiddle + banjo ]

They were lads of skill and courage they were known both near and far
And they joined their country’s service in that awful Civil War
In that awful Civil War
in that awful Civil War
In that awful Civil War
[ fiddle + banjo ]

They were scouts in the Rebel Army and were known far and wide
When the Yankees saw them comin' they’d throw down their guns and hide
They’d throw down their guns and hide
They’d throw down their guns and hide
They’d throw down their guns and hide
[fiddle + banjo]

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