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The Bishop's Adventure on the West Coast.

The West Coast correspondent of the "Church News," after giving an account of the Bishop's narrow escape from drowning, goes on to say: —" Mr Fendall caught his lordship's horse, and the journey was continued, both horsemen being perished with cold m their wet garments. Wet and hungry the party rode southward for six more miles, until —it being midnight—the darkness became so intense that they were compelled to draw rein and endeavor to pick up the track on foot. The path lay across a bluff, but high tides had severed the connection with the beach. Mr Fendall therefore dismounted and attempted to find the track, leaving the Bishop to take care of the two horses. This was no pleasant duty m the teeth _of a bitter wind from the mountains, wet clothes and an empty stomach. The Bishop, however, did not remain idle. He brought booh horses together and squeezed m between them for warmth, and would have become fairly comfortable had not his equine companions quarrelled and refused to be comforted. The Bishop, ho<,yever, with ready invention, tied their tails together and thus eked out; three miserably cold hours, when his companion returned after a laborious search to announce the success of the expedition. The episcopal hat h<ul been washed ashore thirteen miles north of where the accident had occurred, and the worthy Bishop had somewhat astonished the good folk of the South t>y appearing among them m a very rakish stockman's sombrero. However, on his return he was solemnly presented by the residents with his old hat, and congratulated upon his providential escape. The Bishop was glad to recover his old comr panion. though it did look, as he expressed it, 'as if a shark had worn it for a week.' "

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The Bishop's Adventure on the West Coast., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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The Bishop's Adventure on the West Coast. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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