“A Deer’s Ear Twitched”


A traditional woodsman eases to a ridge crest in a snowy forest.

Hoof-prints in the snow disappeared over the ridge crest. Wool-lined buffalo-hide moccasins eased uphill. A deer’s ear twitched, offering a glimmer of hope for the trading post hunter. With great caution, the stalk continued… Old Northwest Territory, a half mile east of the River Raisin, in the Year of our Lord, 1792…

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