The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 1, July 1897 - April, 1898 Page: 58
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58 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
leadership again, but in an hour Duval sees that he is
again turning back towards Goliad, and insists on tak-
ing the lead, which he does.
3lst.-They continue the retreat. They find a few wild
onions, the first food they have had for four or five
April 1st.-They reach the Guadalupe. Here they try to drive a
cow and calf over the bluff into the river, but fail.
They go to bed in a "sink" by the river, and during
the night they kill five young pigs of a litter.
2d.-Cross the Guadalupe. Duval saves Brown from
drowning. They continue their flight across the prai-
3d.-They continued the retreat.
4th.-They cross the Lavaca river. Brown and Duval are
captured by some Mexican rancheros. Holliday
evades capture. Duval escapes.
5th and 6th.-Duval wanders up and down the Lavaca bottom
searching for his lost companions, but fails to find
them. Brown was still in the hands of his Mexican
6th.-Not finding his companions, Duval started across the
prairie and swims the Navidad river the same day at 3
o'clock. He is here trailed by Indians with a hound,
but evades these hunters. Proceeds on his journey,
and comes to a house, where he captures a pig under
7th.-Duval proceeds up the Navidad bottom in order to es-
cape the coast lagoons. Discovers some jacales inhab-
ited by Mexicans. He tries to possess himself of a gun
of a Mexican soldier, but the butt refuses to come
through the opening in the wall, and he has to retreat
8th.-Proceeds eastward once more, and the following night
is troubled by wolves.
9th.-Sees in the distance a band of Mexicans or Indians.
Many deer and mustangs in sight. It is wet and dull.
He finds a home in an Indian shelter.
10th.-Fine in the morning. He remarked Indian signal
fires. It clouds again and mists. Duval gets lost and
wanders in a circle, and crosses his own trail.
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