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to valor, or possess this fortress in a few minutes; and inasmuch as it is a desperate attempt which none but the bravest of men dare undertake, I do not urge it on any contrary to his will. You that will undertake vol untarily, poise your firelocks." Every man responded. Ethan's Brash Tactics Startle the British As the daring band followed Ethan through the wicket gate, one sentry fled; another surrendered when the towering Allen clouted him with his sword. Bellowing "No quarter! No quarter!" at the top of his voice, Ethan dashed up the stairs to the command er's quarters and pounded on the door. "Come out of there, you damned old rat!" he roared. A startled officer stepped out (page 188). "By what authority," he asked, "do you enter His Majesty's fort?" "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Conti nental Congress," Ethan thundered in reply. (At least that is what he later claimed to have said.) The fort fell without resistance. When Ethan was at Bennington a few weeks later, he attended a church service where Parson Jedediah 179 KODACHROMES BYB. ANTHONYSTEWART© N.G.S. More cows than people: The old, oft-quoted saying about Vermont no longer holds true, but bucolic beauty still abounds. Near Shelburne, sister and brothers of the Ludger Guille mette family tend the herd. Dancing clown in a collection of mechanical toys at Shelburne Mu seum evokes mirth today, as he did a century ago. Spreading across 45 acres, the complex at Shelburne contains an outstanding collection of Americana. Exhibits include a reassembled cov ered bridge, blacksmith shop, phar macy, Victorian railroad station, and the 220-foot side-wheeler Ticonder oga, last of Lake Champlain's big steamboats.