We Found A Few Deep Pools
That Looked Most Harmless, But The Current In Them Was Swift And
Dangerous To Those Who Could Not Always Keep Their Balance.
most difficult for me to walk on the slippery stones at first, and I
had many a fall; but Mrs. Ord, being heavy, avoided upsets very
At times we would be in water above our waists, and then Mrs.
Ord and I would fall back with General Stanley for protection, who
alternately praised and laughed at us during the whole day. Mrs. Ord
was very quick to learn where and how to cast a fly, and I was
delighted to let General Stanley see that grasshoppers were not at all
necessary to my success in fishing.
We sat upon a big, flat rock at luncheon, and were thankful that
General Stanley was a tall man and could keep the box of sandwiches
from getting wet. When we toppled over he always came to our
assistance, so at times his wading boots were not of much use to him.
Mrs. Ord was far ahead of me in number of fish, and General Stanley
said that I had better keep up with her, if I wished. The stream had
broadened out some, so finally Mrs. Ord whipped the left side, which
is easier casting, and I whipped the right. We waded down the entire
five miles, and Mrs. Ord, who had the stream most of the time, caught
sixty-four trout and I caught fifty-six, and General Stanley picked up
fourteen, after our splashing and frightening away the fish we did not
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