By George Cary Eggleston
"I'm drained, and the opposite pack mules are drained, and from how you circulate I think that the remainder of you donkeys are tired!" referred to as out Jack Ridsdale, because the final of the mules and their drivers scrambled up the financial institution and won a safe foothold at the little plateau.
"I stream that we camp right here for the evening. All in desire say 'aye.' The motion's carried unanimously."
With that the tall boy threw off the pack that confused his shoulders, set his gun up opposed to a pleasant tree and proceeded in alternative ways to alleviate himself of the restraints below which he had toiled up the steep mountain facet seeing that early morning, with merely every now and then a minute's pause for breath.
"This is an efficient position to camp in," he almost immediately further. "There's grazing for the mules, there is bushes round for hearth wooden and that i pay attention water trickling down from the cliff yonder. So 'Alabama,' that's Cherokee eloquence which means 'here we rest.'"
The celebration consisted of 5 stable boys and a guy, the physician, now not approximately so stalwart in visual appeal, who appeared approximately twenty-eight or thirty years previous. every one member of the social gathering carried a heavy pack upon his again and every had a gun slung over his shoulder and an awl placing through his girdle. there have been 4 packmules seriously encumbered and glaringly weary with the lengthy climb up the mountain.
As the men have been scarcely much less weary than the mules they eagerly welcomed Jack Ridsdale's choice to head no farther that day, yet leisure the place they have been for the night.
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Camp Venture by George Cary Eggleston