The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 25, July 1921 - April, 1922 Page: 146
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a very comfortable night. I started again early next morning
and soon came to a creek swollen by the rains so. that it was not
fordable. I disliked very much to have my clothes all again wet
after so much trouble drying them especially as it had ceased rain-
ing. Someone had cut a tree and felled it across the creek near
the crossing but it was quite small. I succeeded in crossing on
it, after taking off my clothes, and got my horse over, but as I
got in the middle of the stream the tree bent under my weight
so that I had to wade in the water on the tree nearly up to my
knees; this required good balancing, especially as the tree sprung
up and down with every step, it was more like walking a tight
rope than anything else; but I managed to get everything over
in good shape until my last trip with my saddle on my back. I
got about the middle of the stream, the water rushing past me,
the tree bobbing up and down, and swaying with the stream I
lost my balance, and in I went, saddle and all. I hung on to that,
and righted myself and made the shore, after being carried a little
way down the stream, none the worse for my swim. I had no
more adventures and got back safely with my books and papers,
all right, except for a little wetting, and to the great relief of my
Mother, who had been loth to let me go.
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