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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Kit Carson


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Something true and interesting I learned today:

The famed frontiersman, Kit Carson, once rode off with a band of Mexican cavalry to rescue a white woman who had been kidnapped by Apache raiders.

They caught up to the raiders, who fled but left the woman with an arrow through her heart. As Carson came upon the woman's body--not five minutes dead--he noticed that she clutched a novel--a rare thing in those days.

Scanning the pages, Kit Carson saw that the book was all about him and his "heroic adventures".

Since Carson had lived in the same area as the unfortunate woman, perhaps she had hoped that he'd come and save her.

This made his failure all the more painful...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Colleen said...

What a story that is!! Wow, how tough that had to be for him.

March 12, 2005 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very symbolic. Intriguing...

March 12, 2005 8:57 PM  

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