"With the wind shrieking requiems for the dead and threats for the living, and with the rafters full of bats, I called to him to bring me his shoe, and let me win my wager."
"Sometimes tree stumps were too tall to let the wagons pass .... [and] the party had to hitch a team to the back of the wagon and pull it back so they could cut the stump lower."
"Then we came upon a man holding in his arms the greatest curiosity of all, a baby! We went on a bit farther and saw a woman!"
"The horses were gone and we were at the end of our rations with a big storm upon us."