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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 215, October 4-6, 1858

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Identifier: DX03582925

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 215, October 4-6, 1858

Description: Describes a morning excursion to Pine Pond with George Bolton and the Tews.

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and shortly afterwards he [James Gardner] died quite suddenly. It’s out of life’s ordinary queer chances that I should sit in his son [Peter Gardner]’s parlor in Canada. [Joseph] Martin and Conworth joined us thus there and we, presently, rattled back to the farm-house. Dozing, reading and scribbling this in the rest of the day.

5. Tuesday. Out with George Bolton and Arthur Tew; they gunning with little success.

6. Wednesday. Up by 2 A.M. not having slept a wink from anticipation. A son of John Tew’s came to arouse us, and we found him waiting outside. A dark night though innumerable stars were shining. As we progressed over the ploughed fields, down the hill side — [William] Conworth’s house stands upon an eminence — it seemed to me as if we were crossing the convex top of the world, indistinct, ghostly trees glooming up around the very circular horizon. How the stars winked and glittered, too! Something beautiful and awful in the thought of their watching a sleeping world. Arrived at John Tew’s, folks all astir, lanterns gleaming about, horses being put to, and dogs everywhere. Fell to on cold pork and bread and ate heartily. A dog, a big fellow, three-quarters bull-dog, with a hideous head which opened with a snap to an unnecessary width when you gave him anything had his visage between my knees during the repast. Half an hour’s delay and we are off. The party consists of John and William Tew, two youths of their household, a man on horseback, George Bolton and myself. We ride in Tew’s wagon, behind the horses. The night was cold and hoarfrost lay on the country. So we

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-10-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Dogs
Travel
Food
Diaries

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