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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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