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Frightened by bear

Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 19, 1887

A correspondent in Maple Valley sends us the following incident of frontier life:

Mr. and Mrs. Lampson reside on Ed Cramer’s farm in Maple Valley. During the evening of June 18th, Mrs. Lampson went out of doors, and in the distance, by the light of the moon, saw a large black bear.

“She called to her husband, who, on coming to the door, saw the monster coming into the yard near the house. He ran back and got his gun from the wall, and in his fright he leveled it at the animal, but it flashed in the pan, the powder being damp, and not igniting from the percussion of the cap. (more…)

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