5 A neighbor's boy just walked out to a herd once when a Norther was on, and just because he had his coat over his head, the herd ran over two barb wire fences on it's way toward the house. We had an unusually big log corral on the other side of the barn, and this corral had two big gates which swung outward. It just happened that these gates were open, and the leaders of the herd led the herd right into the corral. We watched for the walls to fall, but they circled after they got in, and started to milling. Well, that's the only way to stop a stampede, is to start the herd milling. Then it runs in a circle 'til it gets tired, then a cow will bawl, others will take it up, and the first thing you know, the whole herd is stopped and some of it is laying down, getting it's wind back. Yep, that's the way it is. Other things that causes stampedes are rains, lightning and thunder storms, coyottes, wolves, and any kind of a wild animal. After a herd has got sort of skittish, any kind of a sudden noise will start it off like an airplane. Just roaring along with the noise of a freight train at full speed.
“That's about all I know the cowboy's life because I stayed so close to the commissary that I didn't have much time to be running around over the ranch. I don't know what kind of a deal, but some kind of a bad business deal broke Ben Rusk, and he had to let his cowboys go along in the 1900's. Law and I decided we'd better get in a business that was more dependable, so we come to Fort Worth, where he worked for different building contractors.
He's been dead for several years now, and dad and I live [????]