They Got The Ambulance Under Some Trees, Unfastened The Mules And Led
Them Away, Leaving Me Alone, Without Even The Driver.
The soldier had
thoughtfully led up Pete for Faye to ride back, and the mules were
needed to assist in pulling the wagon up.
Fortunately the wagon was
caught by a tree and did not go entirely over, and it so happened,
too, that it was the one loaded more with furniture than anything
else, so not much damage was done.
Our pilot had left us some time before, to hurry on and get any
passengers that might come in the stage that runs daily between Helena
and Bozeman. As soon as I began to look around a little after I was
left alone in the ambulance, I discovered that not so very far ahead
was an opening in the trees and bushes, and that a bit of beautiful
dry land could be seen. I was looking at it with longing eyes when
suddenly something came down the bank and on into the water, and not
being particularly brave, I thought of the unprotected position I was
in. But the terrible monster turned out to be our pilot, and as he
came nearer, I saw that he had something on the wagon - whether men or
women or mere bags of stuff I could not tell.
But in time he got near enough for me to see that two men were with
him - most miserable, scared tourists - both standing up on the
seesawing boards, the first with arms around the pilot's neck, and the
second with his arms around him.
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