Texas History Stories Texas History Stories

Texas History Stories Texas History Stories (Paperback)

By Elbridge Gerry Littlejohn 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153177269
EAN: 9781153177269
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 92
Publish Date: 2010-01-31
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...bears and other wild animals. When his family wanted meat, he would go out into the woods and shoot a deer or a bear. Here is a story he tells of one of his bear hunts: " In the morning I left my son at the camp, and we started towards the canebrake. When we had gone about a mile, we started a very large bear, but we had to go very slowly, as the earth was full of cracks caused by earthquakes, and there was much danger of falling into them. We kept in hearing of the dogs, though, for about three miles, when we came to the canebrake. "By this time several of the dogs had got tired and come back. We went ahead for some little time into the canebrake, when we met the bear coming straight to us, and not more than twenty yards off. I started my dogs after him, and I followed on to about the middle of the canebrake. Here I found the bear in an old stump of a tree about twenty feet high, with the dogs barking all around him. When I got close enough to shoot, I fired, and the bear fell. I ran up to h"ln, but he was not dead. I loaded my gun as quickly as I could, shot him again and killed him. When we had skinned the bear, we cut off the fat, packed it on our horses and started back to camp. We had gone but a little way when I heard my dogs barking again. I jumped down from my horse and gave him to my friend. He went on to camp, and I followed the dogs with all my might. " Soon night came 0;, The woods were rough and hilly and all covered over with cane. I had to move. very slowly. Several times I fell over logs and into cracks made by the earthquakes. I was very much afraid I would break my gun. I went on about three miles till I came to a big creek, which I waded. The water was about knee-deep and very cold. It was now so...
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Title: Texas History Stories Texas History Stories
Publisher: General Books
Author: Elbridge Gerry Littlejohn
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153177269
EAN: 9781153177269
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 92
Publish Date: 2010-01-31
Binding: Paperback

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