The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 32
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
this juncture I made my appearance, and when I saw how things
stood, I remarked to Nelson that he had better go back to his side
of the bayou, for what was here was individually our own. As he
went off he remarked that he would get even with me before the
end of the trip.
I now concluded to go some miles up the river. I thought per-
haps I might meet the boat, and if I should kill anything, the boat
could bring it down. I saw nothing, however, except a large bear
about the middle of the' river, going to the opposite shore. I found
a convenient seat and sat down to rest, but soon after I heard the
report of a gun. I took it as a matter of course to be at or near
the camp, but on second thought I knew that was too far to hear
a gun report. I got very fidgety, for in an instant my mind was
made up that it was our party coming down, and in the next twenty
minutes the boat turned a far off point. I remained quiet, with
anticipations of hearing from Colonel Austin and getting all the
news from the States. I almost could have whooped out for joy.
My feelings were indescribable.
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