How Grizzly Dan Cleared the Indians.
The champion liar of the Western Hemisphere is undoubtedly “ Grizzly J Dan,” the bear-killer of ; 'tfye Yosemite, who tells the following stqry of. his milder adventuresHe was once‘ set upon jay d. whole tyiUtf df hdfrlfc&g: ■] red devils, and was obliged'.to run for his life. He headed lor the brink of a cliff about ’' tome seven hundred feet high, dodging the ; buUets fired at him as he ran, being able. • through long practicei. -'JOtell v'ihtlwJ course of a ball by the ..sound as it approached from the rear. -Grizzly, san unhesitatingly leaped over* .the: cliff, to the amazement of the Indians, who gathered in a . row to watch his fall. Dan turned in the air as he was falling, raised his Winchester rifle to hisjshoul- yr der, and pulled the trigger. An Indian j£ toppled over wif;h r.a ball through, his i. left eye; and Dan kept puUing o ljhej 1 .,/ lever and trigger until of the red devils bad balls „ through their left eyes, and were. ‘J falling over, the cliff after hitn. . The / eighteenth shot only ca'rffed ‘kway an r Indian’s nose, as the air Was.§d £ filll of '* falling Indians, bet ween, Daa-aud-thc top of the cliff that his aim was.a, little confused. He struck, feet’ fSierSoii in river below, and swam ashore uninjured. - The Indian remaining oh jhe topidLtjifrl cliff was the sole survivor of the tribe, and was ever afterwards known as“hfaa- $ | with-a-hole-in-hisnose.” li
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How Grizzly Dan Cleared the Indians., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881
How Grizzly Dan Cleared the Indians. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881
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