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Edited By Andrew Lang And With Numerous Illustrations By H. J. Ford

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STORIES ABOUT BEARS
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Indians almost as much as if he had been another bear. Resting his gun on the trunk of a tree, he fired at the distance of 125 yards, and hit the animal right on the head. It dived several times, and the water all round was dyed red with blood; but the wound was not mortal, and it continued on its way, only more slowly. After
urging the Indian, who seemed to be the unhappy woman's husband, to go into the water to help her—for, through terror and fatigue, she could no longer swim — the Baron took deliberate aim again and fired. The second shot, like the first, hit the bear on the head, but again without killing it. It stopped the brute, however, long enough to
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