CHAPTER VIII
Return of a Hero

In command at British headquarters on Staten Island was General Henry Campbell, apparently a genial as well as a diplomatic soul who thought that American prisoners up for exchange should leave the British lines in as good spirits as possible. For two days he dined and wined Colonel Allen in royal style, admitting him to his own table and discussing everything under the sun.

Ethan found this very diverting, but it failed to remove the evil memories of more than two years. He told the General to his face that he, Colonel Allen, would be happy to give the British credit for two days' good usage.

On the third day came Mr. Boudinot, American Commissary of Prisoners, bringing Colonel Archibald Campbell for exchange. Colonel Allen and Colonel Campbell saluted each other, and each made the natural remark that he had never been happier to see any gentleman than the other. Ethan was landed at Elizabeth, New Jersey, and was thrilled--"liberty ground," he called it--and in company with Colonel Elisha Sheldon and Josiah Bartlett, New Hampshire Congressman, went to Valley Forge.

-131-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Ethan Allen
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 288

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?