Excerpt from The Black and Gold, Vol. 1: April, 1911
After going something like two miles, the old man called a halt, telling us that we must now separate and arrange our selves at intervals along the track which the deer usually travelled. We stationed ourselves about two hundred yards from each other and breathlessly awaited the coming of the deer. The old hunter with his dogs went deep into the woods. Not a sound was to be heard except the occasional barking of the dogs. All at once the old hunter began yelling, and the dogs began barking at a fearful rate. Every man cocked his gun and waited in silence, scarcely breathing for fear of making a noise. Minutes seemed like hours, and we had begun to think that the deer had gone another way, when suddenly we heard something coming through the brush at breakneck speed.
Peering through the undergrowth I saw a large buck coming toward my friend, Henry Smith. He came within twenty yards of Henry and then stood stone still for at least half a minute. 'henry stood there with his gun cocked, trembling as though he had a chill, until the deer turned and galloped off through the woods. When we saw that the deer was gone all of us cried: You stupid thing! Henry, why didn't you shott that deer? And Henry meekly replied: Why, really, fellows, when I saw that deer I was so frightened that I forgot to shoot.
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