The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane Page: 359
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GOVERNOR REPORTS TWELVE THOUSAND DEAD. 359
up under it in the morning, and as it was not practicable to move
it, it is a total loss.
While working with a gang of men clearing the wreckage of
a large number of houses on avenue O and Center street, Mr.
John Vance found a live prairie dog locked in the drawer of a
bureau. It is impossible to identify the house or the name of its
former occupant, as several houses were piled together in a mass
of brick and timber. The bureau was pulled out of the wreckage
a few feet from the ground, where it had been buried beneath
about ten feet of debris. The little animal seemed none the worse
from its experience of four days locked up in a drawer beneath a
mountain of wreckage. It was taken home and fed by Mr. Vance,
who will hold the pet for its owner if the owner survived the
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Lester, Paul. The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane, book, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26719/m1/417/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .