“I saw half a dozen guns leveled at me so I made myself small as I could…. Bang! bang! bang! then zip! zip! zip! went the balls, but none struck me.”
“Driving at all of fifteen miles an hour, [the boat] crashed with the shattering force of a battering ram. Indeed, it speaks a lot for her construction that she simply telescoped instead of resolving into cosmic stardust.
“Why, that is the worst Grizzly that ever rolled a log in the Big Horn Basin.”
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“We wondered where it [the handkerchief] had been when lost to sight—what it had seen underground, and what tale it could tell if gifted with speech.
“Jack fired. Hit him. The bear gave one tremendous yell—looked round a moment—then tore up the ground like mad and flew at the trees, sending the bark flying in all directions. “
On June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer attacked a coalition of Sioux and Cheyenne near the Little Bighorn River …
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“You might go out … when the snow is deep upon the range and shoot blacktail deer till you were sick of slaughter.”
“With an Indian wife to look after his bodily comforts, a man may devote himself to hunting, fishing, or trapping without a thought or care.”