Vanished Arizona, Recollections Of The Army Life By A New England Woman By Martha Summerhayes


Great dull-eyed rattlesnakes - they lay All loathsome,
yellow-skinned, and slept Coiled tight as pine knots in the sun - Page 120
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Great Dull-Eyed Rattlesnakes - They Lay All Loathsome, Yellow-Skinned, And Slept Coiled Tight As Pine Knots In The Sun, With Flat Heads Through The Centre Run; Then Struck Out Sharp, Then Rattling Crept Flat-Bellied Down The Dusty Way.


At the end of a week, we started forth for Ehrenberg. Our escort was now sent back to Camp Apache, and the Baileys remained at Fort Whipple, so our outfit consisted of one ambulance and one army wagon. One or two soldiers went along, to help with the teams and the camp.

We travelled two days over a semi-civilized country, and found quite comfortable ranches where we spent the nights. The greatest luxury was fresh milk, and we enjoyed that at these ranches in Skull Valley. They kept American cows, and supplied Whipple Barracks with milk and butter. We drank, and drank, and drank again, and carried a jugful to our bedside. The third day brought us to Cullen's ranch, at the edge of the desert. Mrs. Cullen was a Mexican woman and had a little boy named Daniel; she cooked us a delicious supper of stewed chicken, and fried eggs, and good bread, and then she put our boy to bed in Daniel's crib. I felt so grateful to her; and with a return of physical comfort, I began to think that life, after all, might be worth the living.

Hopefully and cheerfully the next morning we entered the vast Colorado desert. This was verily the desert, more like the desert which our imagination pictures, than the one we had crossed in September from Mojave.

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