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He thus writes me of this incident: " Seated on a log with our feet on the ground, and cracks in our house on either side, through which you might throw a good sized dog; while we were cooking our rations on a forked stick, a voice from without startled us, as if it had come from the ground or the air. We knew not whence that sound was brought from, for we knew of no human being within six miles of us. After we had recovered from our fright we inquired who's there ? The voice replied, "Friends." We said, " Come in." They did so, as did the friends of the palsied one, by uncovering the roof and letting themselves down in our midst. We had as yet no door to our house. We found they were Amabel Brown and Nathan Austin, a couple of land lookers, who had heard of our venture, and taking our tracks had followed us in. We spent the evening pleasantly, talking of game, and range, and quarter sections, and then lay down and slept soundly in our prairie grass bed. Morning came, and our guests left us, and Mr. Brown was fortunate enough to find one of the best locations of the county a few miles from us." There are many incidents of that " first stern winter," which, if narrated, would sound strangely to-day. On one occasion, when our provisions ran low, and we were out of bread, and our nearest neighbors were six miles away, we bethought ourselves of a quantity of buckwheat flour that ran out of a bag that fell from the top of our load as the team ran violently down a steep place

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