CHAPTER LXX

WILDERNESS TRAIL--miserable, rocky, crowded, dangerstrewn path from civilization into the unknown!

How often and how often I've thought back to that twisting, turning, foot-bruising, back-breaking road on which men, women and little children pressed on and on, farther and farther from the scenes and the people they had always known, deliberately beggaring themselves to escape misgovernment and the threat of war, deliberately undergoing every hardship and every uncertainty in order to find a land where they could again be free. God grant to all peoples a Wilderness Trail at whose end they can find surcease from demagogues, interference, greed, intolerance, and politicians who bring war upon their countries because they lack the courage to insist upon a peaceful solution of their nation's troubles.

Winchester, because of the endless stream of people moving to the southwestward, toward Kentucky, was like a never-ending fair, but a fair viewed sidelong by a fearful and suspicious audience.

While Buell shopped for hatchets and flints, needle and thread, fishhooks and lines, pans, kettles, bacon, rope, meal--all the countless things we needed for our long trip--I questioned those who passed, hoping to find someone who knew Massachusetts--someone, perhaps, who had lived in the shadow of Great Blue Hill and could give me news of Milton; but every last one to whom I spoke looked sour and made short and reluctant answers--and I knew why.

They were Loyalists, neutrals, people sick of war, and so afraid to talk--afraid of what would almost certainly happen to them if they let slip one unguarded word to any man of rebel sympathies.

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