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California, 1849-1913

or, the rambling sketches and experiences of sixty-four years' residence in that state

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,603 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 683
Added to site: 2005.12.19
mnybks.net#: 11658
Genre: History
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ase; while reloading my rifle I heard an answer to his wailing for me or for his companion - it didn't matter which. Very soon a second cry came from another direction, and still one more from the third point of the compass. By this time one had reached the tree and I fired killing him. Hastily reloading, I was just in time to fire as the second one responded to the first one's howl; he fell dead; then the third arrived and shared the same fate. Having allowed the first one to live as a decoy, his turn came last; then I descended and looked over my work - four full-grown bears lay dead at my feet."

To corroborate this statement I will say that I saw one of them on the hooks in front of a butcher shop in Stockton, and the other three went to San Francisco on the same boat that I did. I met the hunter on the street about a week later and he told me that he realized seven hundred dollars for his bears. I do not make the statement as a bear story, but as a bare fact.


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