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1906. Excerpt: ... POSTLUDE THE PATH OF DUTY TO THE END I BEGAN
this veracious chronicle with the picture of Robert Lee, and I
close it in the same way. Twice before death came to crown the end
of that great life Grafton and his wife saw the general. The day
after the meeting in Richmond, Grafton, in doubt, like many a young
Southern soldier, as to his future course, went to Lee, from whom
he had been wont to receive orders, and asked advice. Ariadne was
with her husband, and they found Lee in his home in Richmond. They
had last seen him together by the grave of an old friend. As they
stood before him now it seemed as if they were confronting the
grave of Virginia itself. His face lighted as he saw them. "My dear
child," he said, taking Ariadne's hands in both his own, "the end
of the war has brought you together. I never had a chance to thank
you for that magnificent ride in the Wilderness. There is no reward
I can offer you now, save to tell you what you already know, that
in your husband you have one of my bravest, most devoted, most able
soldiers. He stood high in the Army of Northern Virginia, and there
was much bravery, much devotion, much ability, displayed there." "I
know what I have gained, General Lee," exclaimed Ariadne, her eyes
brimming with tears. "And no one can know what happiness has come
to me, General, except for our country," said Grafton, quickly.
"You are well mated," said the general. "And now you know that we
are all poor, but won't you let me help you a little on your
honeymoon? You see, I knew both of your fathers, and..." He took
out a pitifully small roll of bills, greenbacks. There were perhaps
ten dollars in that roll. "I will divide with you," he said,
smiling as if the absurdity of his poverty was the only thing that
affected him. Grafton put...
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