The youth descended briskly the steep side of the gully. His two dogs, already at the bottom, trotted through the light snow. Their high noses and quickening steps were read by the young trapper as definite signs that a catch was to be expected. The trap he had set a day ago at a den on the side of the small tributary gully ahead probably held a victim. In any event, the "set" had looked good -- several fresh skunk tracks.
Ferrell, Mars B.
Manuscripts: Vol. 4
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol4/iss2/9