Abbie B., age 22, Kansas

This is a rainy Sunday. The stars were shining when I went to bed, but it is raining now. We expect to get to the land office this week. Friday eve the boys brought home two turkeys and a prairie chicken. Five turkeys in one week. P is a good marksman. Sent Lanes some turkey. Prairie chicken we had barbacued for dinner. It was better than turkey. Will have turkey and sweet potatoes for dinner.

It still smells skunky. The other day when the boys came from Jakes, they saw seven skunks along the branch—I am drying the skin of a large gray wolf. If it gets dry, I will take it home with me.

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