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From "A Man From Corpus Christi or The Adventures of Two Bird Hunters and a dog in Texan Bogs" by Dr. A. C. Peirce – Published 1894
 
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In the afternoon we drove through the settlement of Wharton, and at night halted at Spanish Camp—a long narrow slough which is the home of hundreds of alligators.

The alligators in the slough bellowed all night long like a herd of wild bulls, and the mosquitoes sang symphony into our ears. Between the two, sleep was out of question until we were overcome by complete exhaustion toward morning.


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