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peace, and first in the hearts of his country men." He died at Dungeness in 1818, and I saw his gravestone in the little cemetery near by. But his remains are not there; they were moved in 1913 to Lexington, Virginia, to lie beside those of his son, Robert E. Lee. Driver, Postmistress - and Snake Slayer From Georgia's southernmost island I leapfrogged, via Hilton Head, to the southern most island of South Carolina (map, page 375). An hour's boat ride from any neighbor, Daufuskie is another rare wilderness isle. Daufuskie's magistrate, Lance Burn, showed me around. He and his wife Billie comprise one-fifth of the island's white pop ulation and hold most of the island's jobs. The petite Billie is school-bus driver, post mistress, and champion rattlesnake killer. ("You just hit them right with a stick, break their backs, and beat their heads," she said, showing me a skin seven feet long.) Since Daufuskie provides near-zero em ployment, the island's 140 blacks-mostly children, women, and old folk-live chiefly on retirement and Social Security checks. Lance, a burly, grizzled, humorous man, told me, "People got along just fine here when the oystering was big. But about ten years ago pollution from the Savannah River killed off the oysters. By golly, this pollution is killing everything. When those planes spray for fire ants, shrimp and crab come up dead by the thousands. I'd rather have the ants." The unemployment problems that beset Daufuskie have been roundly licked on neighboring Hilton Head. There three ener getic resort developers, Fred and Orion Hack and Charles Fraser, have created jobs aplenty. Luxurious inns and tasteful vacation villas nestle in woods along the shore. Eighty thou sand visitors a year come to swim from April to November, play over eight golf courses and dine in sophisticated restaurants. EKTACHROMEBYTHOMASNEBBIA() N.G.S.