The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 588
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Folks wuz kindly stunned. Then they seen that ever thang they
owned wuz gone an' they seen the dead an' the dying an' they say
you never heered such a hollerin'. You could hear the weepin' an'
wailin' a mile outta town either way.
Hit was kindly funny about one feller thet got kilt. In them days
the trains went right on thoo Bellevue an' all the drummers would
git off at Bowie, hire a rig at the livery stable an' drive over to
Bellevue to make their calls on the merchants. Well this here drum-
mer done thet very thang an' when he got to Bellevue, he hitched
his horse to a rack in front of the mercantile store an' he laffed
when he seen how scared ever'body wuz. (They wuz all a'shuttin'
up they houses an' headin' fer the closest storm cellars.)
This feller he jest ha-ha'ed an' said: "Lookit them people runnin'
lack rats to they holes!"
Wellsir, you know whut? When the storm wuz over they found
this here drummer an' he wuz dead: a two-by-four wuz druv' clean
thoo his heart!
Why the wind did it. I can show you right to this good day entire
planks druv thoo them big oak trees jest like nails. An' bobwire-
Manl I can show you big round balls of hit where the twister rolled
hit up tight, an' some o' them balls is six feet thoo. They wasn't
no bobwire left on a fence nowhere fer miles.
No, I ain't skeered to live here: They say a cyclone won't never
strike the same place twicet.
'Sides, we got us a good cellar now-even got beds in itl
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