06 June 2015

A Squier Dog In A Hunting Adventure

 Vermontville  (Where The Hunting Adventure Took Place)

Soon the bear broke through the line and men and boys and dogs gave chase. W.J. Squier's big mastiff, Bonaparte--called "Bone" for brevity--was one of the first to overtake the fleeing bear and give fight.

When John Wager and Arthur W. Squier arrived the dog was getting the worst of the battle. Wager had W.S. Fairfield's musket, of the revolutionary pattern, and he jammed the butt of it into the bear's mouth to loosen his hold on the dog. The marks of the bear's teeth in the stock of the musket were evidence of the closeness of the conflict.

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