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We all followed accordingly, and soon discovered a fine grey squirrel sitting in the top of a walnut tree with a nut in his fore paws.
Splitlog beconed to his youngest son, who drew his bow, and discharged his arrow, which whistled over the back of the squirrel, but did not touch him.
Splitlogs eldest son immediately discharged his arrow, which struck the squirrel in the side, and brought him instantly to the ground.
After this adventure, we proceeded cautiously through the woods. We had not gone far, when Splitlog beckoned to us all to stop.
M Look yonder," said he to me, u on that high rock above us." I did so and saw a young deer, or fawn, standing upon the point of a rock, which hung over the valley.
Splitlog now selected a choice arrow, placed it on the bow, and sent it whizzing through the air. It struck the fawn directly through the heart.
The little animal sprang violently forward over the rock, and fell dead, many feet below, where Splitlog's sons soon found him. We now returned to Splitlog's house carrying the fawn with us.
This hunt was the chief event in Charles Bruce's visit and a few days later he returned to Boston.
Among the engravings in the book is the one reproduced herewith. The text says : —
To give a better idea of the figure and appearance of the lion, I have procured this picture of a young lion ; by which you will see that lions, when a few weeks old, are only as large as small A Young Lion.
QOgS. From The Progressive Reader.