Squire and Gray fired
again and yet again; three men fell, one forwards into the enclosure, two back on the outside.
only one of these, some two--as in the case of the one we had seen; the one at Ripley is said to have discharged no fewer than five at that time.
Ay, look you here, this is iron; there have been some white inventions about the trappings of the beast--it must be so--it must be so--a party of the knaves have been skirting in the grass after us, while their friends have fired
the prairie, and look you at the consequences; they have lost their beasts, and happy have they been if their own souls are not now skirting along the path, which leads to the Indian heaven.
But here we had a most horrible sight; for riding up to the entrance where the horse came out, we found the carcasses of another horse and of two men, devoured by the ravenous creatures; and one of the men was no doubt the same whom we heard fire the gun, for there lay a gun just by him fired
off; but as to the man, his head and the upper part of his body was eaten up.
This infernal christening performed, they fired
the pile with lighted matches and with blazing tow, and then stood by, awaiting the result.