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Looping the Loop
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SUNDAY MAGAZINE for MARCH 18. 1906
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if it felt like it that he had come over to borrv it,
feelin' that it' he should u1"u 1 " "'it agin thai bear with
it. nothin' but disaster to the bear would nat'rallv
foller. . •
"Captain Jeffin'weH pleaded with Silas with tears
in his eyes riot to a.-k fer the pistol to take it out
agin the bear. 'Silas,' said he, 'the chances ad
is that the bear will gil you an' eat you up before
you km induce that pistol to take part in the
proceeding, an' then I won't never git m I
n-lii- back agin.
"Hut Silas he hung on so an' wouldi 'i I ike no
l"- r an answer that at last the Captain told his wife
to go git the pistol u-r Silas; an' the Captain went
over into the next l"t while it was bein' delivered
to Silas. Silas went away with it. an' yisterday
i ■• tin Jeffin'well had got so work.d up'ovei
git tin* any news from the pistol that he was on the
pmi i■' gi mh' < >ver to Silas's an' ask w hetlu-r anythin'
had been heerd of him sence he started away with
the uncertain weepon, when who should come along
but Silas himself
"'Captain,' said he, '1 can't skeercely look you
in tin' face! I've lost your doted-on pistol '
"Captain Jeffin'well jest give one all-per
sob, an' said : ' Silas! How?.
"Then Silas went on to tell how he had gone
• ■in an' had run across the l«-ar the fust thing. Silas
stood still, an' so did the bear. Then Silas begun
pullin' away onto the pistol to make it show itself
ofl to the bear; but it wouldn't, an' the bear, . I
as if n was tired o' waitm" to see how the pistol
worked, then started in to show himself ofl t.> the
contrary weepon, an' made fer Silas on the d
" lh..t was enough fer Silas, an' he made fer the
nearest tree, shovin" t!u> pist.,l in Ins pocket as he
wrnt. IK- cKm' the tr<»\ an' as he throw, -.1 his leg
over the bottom liml. to pull himself on to it the
pistol tell out o" his pocket an' went kerflop into the
wide-open jaws ' the bear as he riz up to foller
Silas up the tre< . The weepon went l hi
down into the bear's maw, Silas said. That was
setch a surprise to bruin that he trottid off
an' disappeared, takin" the doted-on pistol
him ot i-oursf.
"So that's the how Captain Jetnn'well I I ;
pistol an' only knowed about il yisterday, an' it'll
mebbe give you an inklin' as to how it'll »v enough
ler yo U to put it in the paper thai Captain |efnn'well
has lost his pistol, an' thai the finder kin keep the
whole o' the bear fer his trouble, except a c.
nice hunks fer' The Trumpei Blast' fcr you ■■ ■■
it in. An' we'll see that \-ow git 'em " "
The man \v< nt awa> . and "The T • Bl I "
printed the st. ry of [he •■ ngc losing
Jfihn K wi>ll's pistol. Time passed. ' We heard
nothinj; further aboiu the leflin^veli hcirkium. and
1 Icflrgot all ai..,ut it and its loss Perhaps
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