Manuscripts/Mixed Material [William Blevins]
“Clark and I went after the turkeys and had gone down the bed of the creek a mile or so and there shot two. We looked around a bit taking out [ime?] before starting back to camp. There were all kinds of game jumping out of the bramble which we enjoyed watching but did not shoot any because we were satisfied with what we had. We kept on walking and finally it seemed to me that we had gone far enough to have reached the camp. We parleyed a bit and decided to go on because we were sure we had not passed the camp and we had stayed in the creek bed. It was not long till the sun was setting and darkness came. We knew [that?] in some way we had passed the camp but could not figure how we did it. We tried to decide [whether?] we were N. or S. of it and how far past but could'nt agree on were we were. To find our way in the night was impossible. We decided to shoot a signal which we did and waited for an answer but none came. After waiting for some time we shot another and again no answer came. A shot can be heard a long distance on a still night in the open country and the lack of an answer to our shots indicated that something was wrong. I said something is wrong, if the boys are at the camp and heard our signal there would be an answer.
“He suggested that we try again and we did. That time a couple of