Thursday, March 31, 2011

True Story

"Elisha Scudder was crossing the bay in a canoe -- saw a bear swimming -- struck at him -- missed, the axe going out of his hands into the water. The bear, tired of swimming, mounted into the canoe, and remained in it till it reached the shore; stepping out, and marching off deliberately, without even thanking the ferryman."


Anonymous said...

OK - so much for any ideas about going canoeing this summer....

But I am glad to know that I can leave the ax at home. I'd be more likely to put it through the bottom of the canoe, sinking it. Then the bear might not be so nice.

Simon said...

Maybe the bear would rescue you like a great big furry dolphin with giant teeth!

Or maybe it would eat you.