"It is the story's picture — we must group,
So that the eye may see what the quick mind
Hath chronicled before. The painter's art
Is twin unto the poet's — both were born,
That truth might have a tone of melody,
And fancy shape her motion into grace."
A MOTLEY assemblage gathered at the Chief's Bluff, upon the banks of the Pocota-ligo, at an early hour on the day so full of incident. A fine day after so foul a promise — the sun streamed brightly, and the skies without a cloud looked down peacefully over the settlement. But there was little sympathy among the minds of the borderers with such a prospect. They had suffered quite too much, and their sufferings were quite too fresh in their minds, properly to feel it. Worn out with fatigue, and not yet recovered from their trials and terrors — now struggling onward with great effort, and now borne in the arms of the more ablebodied among the men — came forward the women and children who had been sheltered in the Block House. That structure was now in ashes — so indeed, generally speaking, were all the dwellings between that point and Pocota-ligo. Below the former point, however — thanks to the manful courage and ready appearance of Hugh Grayson with the troop he had brought up — the horrors of the war had not extended. But, in all other quarters, the insurrection had been successful. Far and wide, scattering themselves in bands over every other part of the colony, the Yemassees and their numerous allies were carrying the terrors of their arms through the unprepared and unprotected settlement, down to the very gates of Charleston — the chief town and principal rallying point of the Carolinians; and there the inhabitants were literally walled in, unable to escape unless by sea, and then, only from the country. But this belongs elsewhere. The group now assembled upon the banks of the Pocota-ligo, absorbed as they were in their own grievances, had not thought of the condition of their neighbours. The straits and sufferings of the other settlements were utterly unimagined by them generally. But one person of all the