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A PIONEER BOYHOOD 7
nearly sent him after the raft, but he shook it off and soon
joined me in a downward career which, as usual, was not
slow. We found to our dismay that the banks on either
side were so precipitous that we could not climb out. We
were forced to keep on swimming. The other members
of the party were pacing along the bank, but powerless to
help us. We must have been carried down at least a half-
mile, chilled and almost exhausted, when we saw wild
grapevines hanging over the bank. These proved our
salvation. We grasped and hung to them while the boys
quickly improvised a kind of sling with some willow
withes and pulled us up. A rousing log fire soon dried and
put new life in us. Crookston, Minnesota, with a popu-
lation of seven thousand, now occupies the site of this
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