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The Crockett almanac - containing sprees and scrapes in the West; life and manners in the backwoods, and exploits and adventures on the praries (1852) (14780841622)

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The Crockett almanac - containing sprees and scrapes in the West; life and manners in the backwoods, and exploits and adventures on the praries (1852) (14780841622)

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Title: The Crockett almanac : containing sprees and scrapes in the West; life and manners in the backwoods, and exploits and adventures on the praries
Year: 1841 (1840s)
Authors: Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836
Subjects: Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836 Almanacs, American American wit and humor
Publisher: Boston : J. Fisher
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library



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his state of almost suffocation would the wolf continue to gnawand howl, while his protruding tongue and projecting eyes cast off the ter-rific glare of an infernal dragon. At last, after repeated and powerfulhugs, the poor wolf rolled over, with the bear upon it, exhausted by sufib-cation, while the bear was compelled to turn and drag his body twentydifferent ways, bc.bre he could disengage himself from his death gripe ;when, having reposed for a few moments on his haunches, he fell furiouslyto devouring the wolf, commencing on its entrails, which the wolf seernedstill to feel, by the short muscular contraction of its body. The wily In-dian finding him thoroughly engaged, fatigued and full, rode near, and dis-charged his two barrels into his heart, at which the animal rolled aboutwith the most horrid yells. The Indian then trampled him to death be-neath the hoofs of his horse, exulting in having slain the Thunder Bear.■•-• ■ ■.... . , ^ . ^ , —— THE GREAT BUZZARD-KILLER
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There is a species of Buzzard on the Rocky Mountains, which greatlyresembles the vulture in appearance and in rapacity, and they hover aboutthe camps of the caravans, like hawks about a hen-coop. Indeed, if therechances to be one person or animal on the sick list, these dark-wingeddemons of the air come hovering about with an ominous hiss and dart,which-, to the superstitious of tire band, are as bad as death itself; and,whenever attacked, they fight most furiously, while the sickening odourwhich they emit, and which seems as a sort of weapon of defence, makessome of the best marksmen and ablest hunters disinclined to attack them. But diere was an individual in our party, says a writer, whose ol-factory nerves seemed ^fogo-proof^ and who took a marked delight in pop-ping at these flying undertakers, and chasing them to their haunts. A female relative of Col. Fremonts was attacked witii fever ai theRocky Mountains, and during her illness, these individuals never failed \qclc^d the air

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