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William Law Ogilby Diary

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hold of bushes for fear of descending a slope too rapidly or of falling into a rim: and as they are one mass of small poisonous thorns from stem to root which break off directly they get ½ an inch into the hand causing the hand to swell and holes where thorns have entered to fester: are consequently most annoying and are most aptly termed.

May 4th. Still working away in a most uninteresting country nothing but immense timber and rocks containing only iron none of that precious mineral we would like to strike. One of our men while going for a pack of provisions gets chased by a she-bear and has to make fast time for a distance of two hundred yards; a more frightened looking man never entered camp; hair two shades lighter; and quite curly now whereas

BC Archives, AAAA1452 File 1 / OGILBY, William Law / Diary, 27 Mar to 8 Oct 1892.

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