1 He had a blanket around his head, and his head was nearly in the fire.
2 But by and by, sure enough, I catched a glimpse of fire away through the trees.
3 You see, they was firing cannon over the water, trying to make my carcass come to the top.
4 We put out the camp fire at the cavern the first thing, and didn't show a candle outside after that.
5 I was pretty hungry, but it warn't going to do for me to start a fire, because they might see the smoke.
6 I clipped along, and all of a sudden I bounded right on to the ashes of a camp fire that was still smoking.
7 Anyways, they stayed away from us, and if my building the fire never fooled them it warn't no fault of mine.
8 I catched a catfish and haggled him open with my saw, and towards sundown I started my camp fire and had supper.
9 She had five big wigwams aboard, wide apart, and an open camp fire in the middle, and a tall flag-pole at each end.
10 So I took my gun and slipped off towards where I had run across that camp fire, stopping every minute or two to listen.
11 If the men went to the island I just expect they found the camp fire I built, and watched it all night for Jim to come.
12 The door of the cavern was big enough to roll a hogshead in, and on one side of the door the floor stuck out a little bit, and was flat and a good place to build a fire on.
13 So I got all my traps into my canoe again so as to have them out of sight, and I put out the fire and scattered the ashes around to look like an old last year's camp, and then clumb a tree.
14 When I struck the head of the island I never waited to blow, though I was most winded, but I shoved right into the timber where my old camp used to be, and started a good fire there on a high and dry spot.
15 Right in the middle of the wigwam we made a layer of dirt about five or six inches deep with a frame around it for to hold it to its place; this was to build a fire on in sloppy weather or chilly; the wigwam would keep it from being seen.
16 But after he got up half way about three times, and missed fire and fell every time, and the last time most busted his brains out, he thought he'd got to give it up; but after he was rested he allowed he would give her one more turn for luck, and this time he made the trip.
17 So we went over to where the canoe was, and while he built a fire in a grassy open place amongst the trees, I fetched meal and bacon and coffee, and coffee-pot and frying-pan, and sugar and tin cups, and the nigger was set back considerable, because he reckoned it was all done with witchcraft.
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