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RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY
high, and didn't give much time to hunt him. They
returned, at dusk, without finding him.
We found then that we had nothing to eat, having
lost our pack mule in the race. We had not stopped,
the day before, to cook anything and were feeling like
a lot of hoboes, on a western railroad. We had captured
a big lot of mustang (wild horse) meat from the
Indians, but it was only barbecued enough to make
it palatable for a buzzard, and the "boys" only sampled
it lightly. It was about 70 miles back the nearest
way to "Wash" De Long's camp, on the head of
South Concho, and we had a herd of broken down
horses to drive. It took us nearly two days to get into
De Long's camp. Some of the boys tried prickly pear
apples, but it didn't take long, to get all of them that
were good. When we got within ten miles of Mr. DeLong's
camp, I took the Mexican with me, and hurried
on, to have a beef killed, and get something for the
men to eat. Arriving at the camp, I found Mr. De
Long was not there, but that fact didn't bother
me much. I went into his little cabin, found some big
pans full of sweet milk, and drank milk like a hungry
porker, and gave the Mexican his fill of it. Mr. De
Long soon came in, and we had a spread for the
Rangers that tasted superior to anything that Delmonico's
We will tell you later, all about Fisher. Next day,
we started for camp on Las Moras, (meaning morass,
or marshy) a distance of about a hundred miles, but
Here’s what’s next.
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