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Michigan

OAKLAND COUNTY

farm. It was all woods between the two places; through this woods a path was marked, over which our hero traveled every day with rifle in hand. Once he was to escort a young lady friend by this path to some place on the other side the woods. He had his rifle as usual, and before starting made some dire threats about what he would do if he saw a deer, giving orders to the effect, that if they heard his gun they might prepare for hanging up some venison. When about half way through the woods, sure enough a large buck walked square into the path ahead of him and stopped. Our hunter was very anxious to kill that deer; you know how it is yourself, young man. If you are trying hop, skip, or a square stand and jump, and Kate or Sally are looking on, you are greatly elated if you can land just about one foot over your opponent, and correspondingly depressed if you fall that much short. Well, our young Nimrod raised his rifle and pulled the trigger. Off went the gun and away went the deer;

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