The shadow was swallowed up in darkness. The candle had been blown out, and Landor came back to the fire.
"And if I were out of the way?" he suggested.
When the sergeant reported it to the major afterward, he said that the captain, in stooping over to raise the chief of scouts, had been struck full in the temple by a bullet, and had pitched forward with his arms stretched out. One private had been wounded. They carried the two men back to the little cabin of stones, and that was the casualty list. But the dash had failed.